And the winner is …..
“BEST COMMUNITY GROUP – Addison Rd Community Centre”!
A big thanks to the City Hub Sydney monthly newspaper for completely surprising us with this accolade in their latest ‘Best of Sydney 2021’ issue out today.
Rumours that the announcement was accompanied by the ghost of Freddie Mercury – who sailed down through the clouds today, floating on bars of sunlight and singing ‘We Are The Champions’ while a reformed Queen played in our carpark – are, of course, entirely untrue.
But we are still delighted and casting a few air-guitar-like hi-fives to one another across our socially-distanced and masked-up office space today.
It’s a real pleasure to see Addi Road recognised by City Hub as a “grassroots organisation” that “manages a distinct heritage site, providing a local space that cares for its community and environment.”
The accolade acknowledges our social justice and anti-discrimination work through campaigns like #RacismNOTWelcome – and our ’Postponed Not Silenced’ podcast, produced by Kween G in collaboration with the Inner West Multicultural Network.
It especially recognises our food rescue and food relief work through our Addi Road Food Pantry operations here in Marrickville and our outreach location in Camperdown.
Many of you will know how much that work has expanded and intensified with our Food Relief Hub over the last year – and the thousands of emergency hampers we have made and distributed during the lockdown.
The truth is we’re only as good as the people we work with – and we are very lucky to have such great staff, so many wonderful volunteers, and a brilliant group of donors, supporters, local businesses and community groups partnering with us. You’ve made our year.
Thank you City Hub. And thank you every one in the community for making so many good things happen together with us.