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The SSI Community Kitchen at Auburn Centre for Community on April 19, was a combined celebration of Tamil New Year and Easter.

 Bollyfit dancers, volunteers serving Tamil cuisine, and Scooby Doo about to start the Easter egg hunt.
Bollyfit dancers, SSI volunteers and Scooby Doo all contributed to the fun and hospitality at Community Kitchen's Tamil New Year and Easter celebrations.

 

The event was vibrant with activities offered for adults and children organised in partnership with Community Migrant Resource Centre and the Tamil Women’s Development Group.

Activities included traditional music and dance performances, with Tamil clients and community members preparing a delicious traditional meal that was served by Community Kitchen’s always cheerful volunteers.

In the Friendship Garden, playgroup members were joined in an Easter egg hunt by dancers from the Bollyfit Dance Studio.

Ferrero generously donated 60 Kinder Surprise Easter chocolates for the egg hunt, which kept the children and Scooby Doo busy for some time.

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SSI Volunteer Spotlight: Sue Vile

Courtesy The Australian: Ethiopian refugee Adi Tefera, left, with volunteer chef Kate Spina at Four Brave WomenSue Vile was among the first to be inducted into the SSI’s Armidale volunteer program, bringing with her a wealth of experience and existing training gathered from her time in aid work, in Australia and abroad.

A retired school teacher and nurse, Sue has dedicated an enormous amount of her time in recent years on the front line of humanitarian services, helping refugees at many stages of their journey to safety.

 

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