Anita Murphy

Vale Patrick Lewis

Vale Patrick Lewis

Vale Patrick Lewis We were greatly saddened to learn of the death of Patrick Lewis on 11 August, 2021 at the age of 90. Patrick was a stalwart of the NSW Ryder Cheshire Foundation and had been an active member of our committee for twelve years. Patrick’s first encounter with the Foundation was through Barbara […]

New Zealand Support for Klibur Domin

New Zealand Support for Klibur Domin

New Zealand Support for Klibur Domin Embassy praises food initiative         To help reduce the reliance on both imported packaged goods, and foods from other parts of the country, Klibur Domin received a grant from the New Zealand Embassy in Dili to establish additional facilities to grow more food on-site. New Zealand’s […]

Harmony Day at St Joseph’s PS Elsternwick

Harmony Day at St Joseph’s PS Elsternwick

Harmony Day at St Joseph’s Primary School Elsternwick   WOW! Harmony Day proved a wonderful way to end our first term of 2021.  The children had a marvellous time setting up and running their class stalls and an even better time roaming the school, engaging in a range of activities, games and shopping experience To […]

Bina Day

Bina Day Bina Day

Bina Day Bina and gone! Ballarat Junior Grammar School got there, after watching multiple weather websites and apps over the lead-up days, the school was able to forge through and undertake a successful Bina Day. Observing the students take responsibility for their stalls, manage money, select purchases carefully and communicate and cooperate is such a […]

In Loving Memory of Anne Aunty

In Loving Memory of Anne Aunty Anne Aunty

In Loving Memory of Anne Aunty It was very sad news for me when I heard Anne Aunty passed away but her memories always in my heart, Hi, I am Pratima Singh Rana, grown up at Raphael Ryder Cheshire at Dehradun, India. When I was born after one year my parents were worried about me […]

Ava Vihar Renovations 2020-21

Ava Vihar Renovations 2020-21

Raphael, India Ava Vihar was originally constructed in 1959, then renovated approximately 40 or more years ago with financial assistance from the Founders, and the Ryder Cheshire Foundations of Australia and New Zealand. The building was in need of urgent attention to prolong its life and enable its continued use. Thus it was proposed to […]

Ryder-Cheshire Australia Biennial Conference May 15, 2021

Ryder-Cheshire Australia Biennial Conference May 15, 2021

COVID did much more than simply delay our Biennial by a year………. It caused us to think more laterally about both the new now and the longer term future. The RCA Biennials of years past were a fundamental part of the way we did business. It was a combination of socialising, sharing and expanding our horizons. This year […]

Congratulations Anthea

Congratulations Anthea

Our Patron, the Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia, His Excellency David Hurley ACDSC (ret’d) was acutely aware that last year COVID was having a huge impact on volunteer organisations of which he was Patron. At the time of our earlier request to him to become our Patron we provided his office with details […]

Raphael and Covid 19

At the RCA Biennial Conference held in Mount Gambier, South Australia, in May this year, Raphael CEO, Ms Priyo Lall, reported that there were some cases of the virus among Raphael staff. In all, 15 staff members tested positive, but all have recovered and have been able to resume their work at the Centre. In July, […]