On Saturday 2 May, thousands of people will spill through the gates of Xavier College for a day of fun in support of a great cause. The Maytime Fair has been held at Xavier College on the first Saturday in May every year since 1952. Over the years it has become a much-loved and highly-anticipated event across the wider and extended community.
The event is the College’s major annual fundraiser for the work of Jesuit Mission. All proceeds from the day go directly towards their work across Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Myanmar, Thailand, the Philippines and several countries in southern Africa. Over the years, the money raised from the Maytime Fair has helped to provide a range of targeted support and training that empowers women, men and children to develop the skills, capacity and resilience they need to live full and free lives.
When: 9:00am – 5:00pm Saturday 2 May
Where: Xavier College Senior Campus, 135 Barkers Rd, Kew
The Fair is a culmination of the hard work and effort of hundreds of generous volunteers who plan and prep year-round; baking, cooking, creating, gathering and preparing goods to be sold. Many of the Fair’s offerings, including fresh produce, preserves, baked goods, crafts, carnival rides, auctions, competitions and entertainment, are also donated at little to no cost by vendors.
Service is a key component of a Jesuit education. It has been calculated that by the time a Year 12 cohort graduates Xavier College, they will have completed a combined 26 000 hours of community service. Many students will again be volunteering their time at the Maytime Fair this year in an effort to make it another wonderful success.
The Fair will include amusements and rides for children of all ages as well as a variety of music, a huge array of food outlets and stalls, plant stalls, a secondhand book stall, cakes and confectionery, raffles and lots more.
You are invited to join the Xavier College community in supporting this wonderful cause at the Maytime Fair on Saturday 2 May.