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Rosies at the Broncos

Rosies visited the Broncos this morning.

Broncos help Rosies celebrate 30th Birthday – Broncos

For more than three decades Rosies has been helping those doing it tough so let’s help make their 30th birthday one to remember this Friday night when the Broncos take on the Raiders.

You can help the Broncos support the not-for-profit organisation by simply entering the 50/50 Charity Raffle, which last game saw a lucky fan pocket an incredible $11,800!

Rosies provides friends on the street to help create a sense of belonging for those who are homeless, marginalised, or simply lonely.

This heartfelt service provided to Queensland communities is only possible thanks to more than 1,200 Rosies’ volunteers who give up their time to assist others.

Each month 240 Rosies’ teams hit the streets, the courts as well as youth detention and women’s correctional facilities. By sharing their time, a cuppa, a snack, some basic toiletries and blankets, volunteers help those who are socially isolated feel supported. You never know when life may take a turn for the worse.

Rosies’ volunteers do this by being there, night after night, week after week.

On Friday night 60 of these generous volunteers will be at the Broncos vs Raiders game selling tickets in the 50/50 Charity Raffle so make sure you say hello and buy a ticket to support this great cause.

The lucky winner will walk away with half the total ticket sales – the other half is donated to the Brisbane Broncos Charity Fund and Rosies.

50/50 Ticket Prices

3 tickets for $5
7 tickets for $10
16 tickets for $20
45 tickets for $50.

Best of luck in the draw!

Broncos help Rosies celebrate 30th Birthday

The Broncos have been playing for nearly 30 years and Rosies has been helping Queenslanders doing it tough for 30 years. Rosies Patron, Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove has seen first-hand its army of volunteers making a difference on the street and off the street.

Rosies will be raising funds and awareness to support the work of its 1,200 volunteers at the Broncos v Raiders home blockbuster this Friday night at Suncorp Stadium.

Since 1987, yes 30 years, Rosies – Friends on the Street has been sharing friendship and creating a sense of belonging for those who are homeless, marginalised, or simply lonely. Our volunteers share friendship with everyone and anyone without prejudice or discrimination in 11 communities across Queensland.

Each month 240 Rosies teams go out on the street, to the courts, youth detention and women’s correctional facilities. By sharing their time, a cuppa, a snack and some basic toiletries and blankets, Rosies helps those who are socially isolated build self-confidence and feel supported as they strive to improve their lot. You never know when life may take a turn for the worse and when someone finds the need of friendship and support.  Rosies does this by being there, night by night, week by week. There is no off-season for those in need.

Rosies is a not-for-profit mission whose operation is funded 98% by community donations. Over 60 Rosies volunteers will be selling tickets in the 50/50 Charity Raffle this Friday night for this wonderful mission.

One lucky winner will walk away with half the total ticket sales with the other half going to the Brisbane Broncos Charity Fund and Rosies – Friends on the Street.

The support keeps coming

Wynnum Manly shared Christmas on the Street for the first time in 2016 (photo below). Bags from Share the Dignity, hampers from Wellington Manor and Ausbuild were distributed amongst our patrons. Thanks everyone for helping us help others. The support keeps coming with the Port of Brisbane Rotary hosting an Auction of Promises at Villanova Park on March 18 which will extend the network of friendship and giving.

 

Friendship network

Christmas on the Street typifies the friendship network which continues to blossom wherever Rosies outreaches. In Caloundra, some 25 volunteers joined forces with Club Kawana (baked dinner), Barber’s Shed (free grooming), Rotary Club (special hampers), family (special gifts) and Orange Sky Laundry. Of course, this spirit of giving continues in 2017 for our very appreciative patrons.

Conviviality and team work

Christmas on the Street in Logan is a tradition and 2016 was no exception. All our patrons and volunteers, young and old alike shared stories; and they can because they know we are friends all year round. Rosies’ unique contribution to the Logan community was beautifully featured on the ABC TV Breakfast showing the wonderful collaboration between our team and other services to provide a one stop shop to our friends on the street. The story was also covered in the evening bulletin (watch below).

Looking forward to cooler months.

Thanks Kay Rivers and the team in Cairns who kept everything running smoothly while Lyall, the branch coordinator, took a well deserved break.  Our volunteers and patrons are looking forward to autumn as the summers are always tough in tropical Far North Queensland. Our local committee are working closely with the Cairns Regional Council to secure a long-term venue for our well-patronised service reaching out 4 nights per week.

Growing support from the local community

Our Brisbane services have expanded and we are contemplating additional outreaches. Growing support from many and varied individuals and organisations continues to amaze us. More importantly it enables Rosies, among other things, to supply our patrons at the Aspley caravan park with regular material support to add to our offering of friendship. Just the other day we received an email from a young man saying “I recently moved to Brisbane to study. I’ve been using your free food van services and they’ve literally saved me from starving. I heard that you might need volunteers. I’m not sure what that involves but I’d be happy to give it a go”. Our guess is that the friendship is as important as the food.

Students put on a play and raise funds for Rosies

Students from years 4, 5, and 6 at St Eugene College put a play on for the rest of the school and charged them to see it. The money raised was donated to Rosies to support our Caboolture branch. What a creative way to make a difference! Thanks to Caboolture News for running a great story on our services which has garnered more local support like realestate.com offering to patch up our old van.