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Making change in Ellen Grove

caroline-jones
Published Wednesday 15 February 2017
  • Hardship Relief

On Wednesday 8 February, the EG2020 Strategic Reference Group hosted its inaugural dinner at Wesley Mission Queensland's Elorac Place Community Centre with community leaders and connectors in Ellen Grove.

The dinner was an opportunity for relevant interested parties to gather together to discuss EG2020 – a new community change strategy that is rolling out in Ellen Grove.

The strategy aims to make positive change to employment, engagement in education, community connectedness and wellbeing in the region.

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The meal for the evening was hosted by Graceville based celebrity chef Caroline Jones and her team from 3 Girls Skipping – Ann and Stacey plus friend and community supporter Sally Borrill.

Michelle Hildebrand, Wesley Mission Queensland Manager of Service Development, says the night was one to remember.

“The dinner was a great night mixed with business and fun. It was fantastic to see so many residents from Ellen Grove interested in supporting change for their community – and the food was a real treat” she said.

“We had representatives from a range of age groups, long term neighbours, new residents, people who had not been in contact for a long time and those who volunteer every week.” 

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EG2020 is a collaboration of residents and service providers in Ellen Grove including Wesley Mission Queensland, Brisbane City Council, Mission Australia, Forest Lake Uniting Church, University of Queensland, Challenge Employment, Artius and the Queensland Government Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. 

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