Midland Good Neighbour Sunday Arvo to create bonds in the community

From left: Dale Ross, Captain Carol O'Leary, Rev Alison Gilchrist, Sarah Howlett and Mike Salmon invite people of Midland to meet their neighbours.
From left: Dale Ross, Captain Carol O'Leary, Rev Alison Gilchrist, Sarah Howlett and Mike Salmon invite people of Midland to meet their neighbours.

A FREE community event on Midland Oval is hoping to bring neighbours together on the green.

The inaugural Midland Good Neighbour Sunday Arvo is about locals getting together to enjoy music, stalls, entertainment, children’s attractions, and a free sausage sizzle.

The initiative evolved from Good Neighbour Sunday, an event held for the past few years by the Anglican parishes of Midland and Swan, to help support people doing it tough in the area.

The Reverend Alison Gilchrist, of Ascension Church, would like Good Neighbour Sunday Arvo to become an annual event.

“Knowing your neighbours and the people in your local area is a great way to build a more cohesive, secure and enjoyable community,” she said.

“This will be a chance to find out more about what is on offer in the area and to meet people in your local community.

“Together we can make Midland a place we can all live, work and play in safety and confident expectation of a brighter future; together we are the difference.”

Good Neighbour Sunday Arvo will run from noon-3pm on Sunday, May 27.

There will be 9.30am service at Ascension Church on the day to collect donations for the church’s Emergency Food Relief project, which provides food packages for those in need every Friday morning.

Community groups or churches interested in participating are asked to email beingneighbourly@gmail.com.

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