Past Events

‘Many hands’ to make child Protection everybody’s business Initiative on D’arcy Doyle Place’

8 September 2020

Ipswich promoting Queensland Child Protection Week 2020 at grassroots level

The event “Many hands to make protecting children is EVERYBODY’S business” made their presence heard in the heart of Ipswich today, Tuesday 8 September 2020.

Crossfire Support Services hosted their very first ‘Community Sea of Hands Project’ to mark Queensland Child Protection Week at D’arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich where 60 people attended throughout the day to make their commitment. The feedback was very positive from those attended.

Photo: David Hornsby (left) and Mark Gafer (right) from staff members of Crossfire Support Services Ipswich based at Shop 3, 7 Bell St, Bell Arcade, Ipswich “community sea of hands” promoting Queensland Child Protection Week.

Whilst COVID19, hindered many from joining in today, we continued with the event under a COVID Safe Plan. It was clear the around stigma of protecting children and making it everybody’s business message keeps breaking down those barriers, that we can all make a different in our community.

Photo: Shandell Washington, an Ipswich community member marked her seal of commitment for Queensland Child Protection Week 2020.

Photo: Samantha Mitchell, mother of Rei Mitchell (saying peak-a-boo), enjoying putting down their seal of commitment for Queensland Child Protection Week 2020 at D’arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich.

Photo: Mark Gafer (left) from Crossfire Support Services and Lana Johnson (right) from Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnership – DATSIP Ipswich helps to promote Queensland Child Protection Week 2020 at D’arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich.

When asked with the question “What does Child Protection mean to you?” These were the responses of some community members that attended today.

Child protection is everyone’s business. The responsibility lies with adults in keeping children safe from harm. All members of society need to play a part in ensuring children are nurtured and safe.

Crossfire Support Services is a not-for-profit charity organisation operating locally is looking forward to hosting the same event in 2021, to mark Queensland Child Protection Week, and we need you on board.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Community FootSteps Initiative on Bell St (Ipswich) – 13 October 2020

Crossfire Support Services and the Qld Mental Health Alliance Committee invites you to participant in Community FootSteps Initiative on Bell St (Ipswich) to Make Time for Qld Mental Health Week 2020 on Tuesday 13 October 2020.
Wherever you live in Ipswich you can join in the fun!
By joining us to create a ‘community footsteps’ as a pledge of commitment to making time for Mental Health with a friend, community and family members, the strength of Ipswich.

Exhibition Booths

Agencies, not-for-profit organisations, community groups can register for your exhibition booth by phoning Crossfire on 07 – 3088 9665 to promote your services.

For more information: https://www.qldmentalhealthweek.org.au/event/2020-community-footsteps-initiative/

For a copy of promotional poster: Download

For a copy of Exhibition Booth Form: Download

For a copy of Crossfire Media Release Form:  Download

  • NAIDOC Best Dressed Premises Ipswich Competition – 8 – 15 November 2020

Crossfire Support Services would like to invite local businesses and departments to consider entering your premises in the upcoming NAIDOC Best Dressed Premises Ipswich 2020 to be held 8 – 15 November 2020.

THE NAIDOC BEST DRESSED PREMISES IPSWICH COMPETITION AIMS TO BE AN ANNUAL COMMUNITY EVENT THAT CROSSFIRE SUPPORT SERVICES HOSTS LOCALLY IN IPSWICH. IT ENCOMPASSES LOCAL CORPORATES, BUSINESS & ORGANISATIONS REGISTERING AND ‘TRANSFORMING’ THEIR WORKPLACE PREMISES INTO THE YEARLY NAIDOC THEME!

This is a fun and creative community incentive to help promote NAIDOC throughout Ipswich- in the lead up to NAIDOC!

$100 per entry (all funds are donated to Crossfire’s Soup Kitchen), a not for profit charity organisation providing local grassroots services to our most vulnerable.   DGR tax invoice is available.

Crossfire Support Services, a not for profit charity organisation delivering local grassroots programs and initiatives such as food assist, soup kitchen and op shop including a free drop in initiative offering coffee or tea and a yarn. For further information about Crossfire http://tmotcministries.com.au/crossfire-support-services/.

All entries must complete a Crossfire NAIDOC Entry Guidelines Form and Crossfire Media Release Form, and submitted by COB, Friday 30th October 2020.

For more information, please call Bev Martin, Crossfire Events and Fundraising Assistant on 07 3088 9665 or email Louise De Busch, Program Manager at tmotcministriesint@outlook.com.

 

Website: www.tmotcministries.com.au/crossfire-support-services/