With the shutdown of public events and large gatherings due to COVID-19, the Fusion OpShop in Hornsby is also closed. The OpShop is the key source of funding for Fusion Sydney North & each week we are closed the more difficult it becomes for us to support our community.

Fusion works to build resilience and strengthen wellbeing in vulnerable people and families in our community. The need is now greater than ever before.  Anxiety, depression, loneliness and family violence have all escalated in our community as people struggle with loss of jobs, loss of routine and access to healthy coping strategies. Learning and teaching from home also creates lots of added pressures for both our young people and their parents.

Our team is working to engage creatively to bring life and make a difference during this time, through our food programs, where even just the conversation around the collection of a takeaway meal may be the only time that person connects with someone during the day. We continue to engage with others in our community and with those who are part of our programs in an online way. (If you need help- please get in touch!)

You may have connected with Fusion in the past through our Op Shop, playgroup, homework help, drop-in centre, school holiday programs, families course, food program or craft group? If you would like to be part of providing much-needed support now and for the future, we’d love you to be join with us in our fundraising campaign by taking part in our ‘Photos from the Edge of the Bush’ photography competition.

The ‘Photos From The Edge… of the Bush’ Photography Competition is an opportunity for you to show what living near the bush means to you during lockdown. Take a photo of something special to you. It might be you and your family, or a great shot of a kookaburra, a close up of a flower or a great view.  Be as creative as you like & we hope you have fun doing it!

There are 2 categories – one for adults and one for children.

To enter:

  1. Make a donation as your entry fee

To do this click on the DONATE button. Where it says – I would like to make a donation towards: Click on the drop down menu and then click on a Specific Area of Fusions Work.  Type in Sydney North Photo Competition, and then complete the rest of your details. *This is a tax-deductible donation.

  1. Complete the entry form below
  2. Email your photos (maximum of 3) along with your name and your age (if you are under 18) by clicking on the email address link at the bottom of the entry form.
  3. Like our facebook page so that you can see the winners, as well as some of our favourite photos which will be posted each day.

The competition will run from the 23rd August till the 5th September, 2021. The winning photos will be posted on our Facebook page the following week as well as in our office window at 5 Jersey St, Hornsby.

There will be 3 winning prizes for adults, and 3 for young people (under 18).

Winners will be announced on Friday 10th September on the @FusionSydneyNorth Facebook and Instagram pages.

Have fun & thank you so much for supporting Fusion Sydney North.