Habitat for Humanity Victoria held its Annual Chairman’s Lunch on 14 May at ‘Cranlana’, the Myer family home established by the late Sidney Myer in the 1930s. Habitat for Humanity believes in a world where everyone has a decent place to live. They help low-income families living in housing stress to own an affordable home, and partner with people in our community and all over the world to help them build or improve their homes. They help homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better place for themselves and their families.
Carey has been a valued partner of Habitat for Humanity over the past seven years and has supported the Chairman’s Lunch with string quartet music. This year, our students’ music transformed the preliminary meetings at the lunch into an exquisite atmosphere. Crescendo String Quartet’s overture contained a range of influences, from Italian Baroque music like Spring by Antonio Vivaldi, to Romantic excerpts such as Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar. Guests surprised themselves by being entirely consumed by the music and clapping excitedly at the end.
Our school has a great tradition of volunteers who have helped build houses at a major affordable housing project at Yea. Fullard House has raised funds to support these projects. The current Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Victoria, Philip Curtis, is a former Carey student (1975).
Image: Mr Baillieu Myer AC enjoying music performed by Crescendo String Quartet (L–R): Andrew (Year 10), Matthew (Year 11), Derrick (Year 10) and Anton (Year 9).