CARLTON Football Club Premiership Player and star Syd Jackson is aiming to raise much-needed funds to help Roeland's Village. 

Syd Jackson was taken to Roelands Mission (now Roelands Village) when he was a child and he lived there until age 16.

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He played with both South Bunbury then East Perth Football Clubs, before being recruited for the Carlton Football Club by Ron Barassi. Syd returned to Roelands Village in 2013 to assist his former mission brothers and sisters to convert the former mission into a happy, and productive place of healing, skills development and business, including agricultural business on the farm the children worked in former mission days.

Syd’s dream is to see many community members developing skills, getting fit and healthy, and having employment through Roelands Village enterprises in food and honey production, tourism and accommodation, health and fitness programs on site, and contracting works opportunities.

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Syd believes that Roelands Village will continue to change the lives of young people and others for the better through the social enterprises on site, alongside opportunities for education, employment, healing and sports programs.

“I’m running a fundraiser for my community and my home, Roelands Village," Jackson said.

"My dream is to see many community members developing skills, getting fit and healthy, and having employment through Roelands Village enterprises in food and honey production, tourism and accommodation, health and fitness programs on site, and contracting works opportunities.

"I believe that Roelands will continue to change the lives of young people and others for the better through the social enterprises on site, alongside opportunities for education, employment, healing and sports programs."

But Syd needs your help. Your donations will assist Syd to achieve his dream of seeing Roelands Village as a thriving community business hub. Any contribution is appreciated. All donations are tax deductible with Woolkabunning Kiaka Aboriginal Corporation, the organisation that manages Roelands Village today, having DGR1 status.

Multi-year pledges are welcome.

Carlton fans can click below to find out more and to help contribute to Syd's cause.