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Twenty-two members of the Rabbitohs Junior Elite Squad will be giving back to the Redfern community next Monday at an event co-hosted by The Fact Tree Youth Service and Souths Cares.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have a long and proud history of supporting their local community and next week’s event is just another example of the Rabbitohs giving back.

Souths Cares General Manager, Brock Schaefer, said the junior players will be competing against each other to provide a variety of Bunny Burgers free of charge, to community.

“We’d like to see as many Redfern locals as possible come along to the Redfern Community Centre at 5pm next Monday, to enjoy a burger and have a yarn,” he said.

“There will be beef, chicken, lamb, roo burgers and soft drinks provided.

“By having the boys cook and serve our local residents, we are hoping they learn more about community involvement and how important it is for them to support their fans.”

Brock also said the event not only focusses on the local community but also is a positive way to highlight the good work that The Fact Tree Youth Service delivers to the area.

“The Fact Tree Youth Service has been in operation for more than two decades now and their staff are well-respected by the local community,” he said.

“They provide a number of services which includes things like counselling, accommodation assistance, court support as well as employment and vocational training.

“The Fact Tree’s Drop-In Centre also offers a broad range of programs that see many young people gain valuable skills in cooking, sports and art.

“Because they work with young people between the ages of 11 and 25 – similar to the ages of our Rabbitohs Junior Elite Squad – Souths Cares thought the partnership was an obvious fit.

“There will be a number of activities for the younger children to join in on, give-aways and Reggie Rabbit will be making an appearance as well.”

The Fact Tree and Souths Cares would like to acknowledge the City of Sydney Council and Joe Seco for supporting this event.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

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