In line with our new vision of ‘Celebrating People’, the Rise AGM really was a cause for celebration and good cheer. It’s also a great opportunity to bring people together from all walks of life. The garden theme coincided with a beautiful and well overdue Spring day as our guests met and chatted over delicious canapes. These were prepared by the women from Boronia Pre-Release Centre, a cause we support whole-heatedly. We believe everyone deserves a second chance.

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Justine Colyer said about the AGM;

The event gave us a chance to thank people for their contributions through the year. Our wonderful former Board Chairs – Patrick and Anna, whom we miss enormously. Staff and volunteers (including our Board!). Our partners from other organisations and, importantly, those who use our services.  We hope that you felt our values of welcoming and optimism throughout the event and had a great morning.