Control of the Game

Control of the Game

The playlist in the hall rocks along to Johnny Cash’s ‘Ring of Fire’ and Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Down on the Corner’.  Someone must like their old classics. Volunteers packing hampers inside the Addi Road Food Relief Hub pick up on the musical tempo. They’re...
Food Security, Social Justice and Donna Summer

Food Security, Social Justice and Donna Summer

Towards the end of 2020 our Food Pantry Manager, Damien Moore, reckoned he’d been working so hard the time had come to drag him away “in a straitjacket singing that Donna Summer song, ‘Enough is Enough (I can’t go on no more!)’. I mean, it has been a pretty...
Beautiful Day

Beautiful Day

The heart is a bloomShoots up through the stony ground ‘Beautiful Day’ – U2   It’s a beautiful day. The very first day of spring. Opening day for Addi Road Food Pantry Camperdown. Jamie Parker, the Greens State Member for Balmain has come down to...
Making Hard Yards with the Swans

Making Hard Yards with the Swans

What does leadership mean anyway? It can rise up from the ground as much as something delivered from above. In the car park for the Addison Road Community Organisation two of the Sydney Swans finest, Nick Smith (left) and Kieren Jack, are standing around having a chat...
Playing On – Craig Foster, #PlayForLives and Addi Road

Playing On – Craig Foster, #PlayForLives and Addi Road

The extract below comes from a recent Sydney Morning Herald news article. It focuses on Craig Foster’s #PlayForLives campaign, which is motivating volunteers from the sports community to become involved in helping their local charities at this critical time...