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Christmas is back at Victoria Park

Elizabeth Muling  December 20, 2012 9:24 AM

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Collingwood's Christmas luncheon for the homeless and disadvantaged will return to its original home at Victoria Park on Christmas Day from 12pm until 2pm.

Collingwood Football Club’s Christmas luncheon for the homeless and disadvantaged will return to its original home at Victoria Park on Christmas Day from 12pm until 2pm.

The luncheon has become an annual tradition that has been put on for members of the local community for more than 30 years.
In recent years the luncheon has been held at the Westpac Centre but this year the Collingwood Football Club Foundation will erect a grand marquee on the oval at Victoria Park, with more than 300 people expected to attend.

Collingwood Football Club President Eddie McGuire said he was delighted the luncheon would return to Victoria Park.

“Our club has a long and proud history of commitment to the community at Victoria Park and the luncheon is a wonderful tradition at Collingwood.

“Victoria Park has been transformed into a major community recreation space and this year the CFC Community Centre began operating in the Bob Rose Social Club Building.

“It would be wonderful to have as many of the local community as possible to share lunch together on Christmas Day at Victoria Park.”

Invitations are sent via a range of community organisations including:
- The Salvation Army
- Collingwood Community Information centre
- North Yarra Community Health Centre
- St Vincent de Paul
- Western Region Health Centre
- Wesley Footscray Outreach

The CFC Foundation would like to thank the Yarra City Council, The Pratt Foundation , Audio Visual Dynamics, Blake’s Feast Catering, The Marquee People and the many volunteers who assist on the day.