SANDHURST – A new cultural and charitable foundation has been launched in the Sandhurst Diocese.
The Aspire Foundation was launched on February 22 at the Hotel Shamrock in Bendigo by Patron, Former Deputy Prime Minister and former Australian Ambassador to the Holy See, Tim Fischer.
The Foundation hopes to raise between $5m and $10m for the redevelopment of the Sacred Heart Cathedral precinct.
The phased redevelopment will include a memorial pathway along the currently unused south-side of the Cathedral. Then new buildings to house the Faiths on the Goldfields Interpretative Centre, a cafe, bookstore and reception centre.
Photo: Geoff Michell, Biljana Apostolova, Tim Fischer AC, Margaret O’Rourke, Gordon McKern OAM, Monsignor Frank Marriott PA VG, Ian Dyett, Ken Belfrage and Cameron Fraser at the Aspire Foundation launch.