Marymead ‘overwhelmed’ by gift

MARYMEAD has begun its 50th year by receiving almost an entire shop-full of baby items donated by the Canberra Outlet Centre for distribution to families in need.

Thousands of items donated include cots, linen, Manchester items, prams, car seats and strollers, new items that disadvantaged families may find difficult to afford.

The donation is just one example of the support the centre has provided to Marymead.

Marymead serves the ACT and southern and western regions of NSW with offices in Canberra, Goulburn, Moruya, Wagga Wagga and Young.

It provides support to more than 5000 children, young people and their families each year.

“To say I am overwhelmed by the magnitude of this donation would indeed be an understatement”, Marymead CEO Camilla Rowland said.

“Literally hundreds, if not thousands of families will be impacted by this donation, one of the largest Marymead has received in its 50-year history.”

Collection of the donation was helped by Rumbles Removals & Storage Queanbeyan, who provided the truck and manpower.

  • The high point of Marymead’s 50th anniversary celebrations is on June 21 when Archbishop Christopher Prowse will celebrate Mass at Holy Trinity Curtin (11am). Following Mass, a luncheon will then be held at Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden.