Many needy families in and around the electorate of South Perth will be able to have a more enjoyable Christmas, thanks to the wonderful work of Southcare and its band of volunteers at the Manning headquarters.
On Wednesday, 22 December, I went down to Southcare to make a small donation and meet up with new CEO Nicky Howe and board chairman John Hardwick. I was also fortunate to catch up with some of the hard-working volunteers as they packed Christmas hampers ready for delivery. Southcare has been collecting donations from generous individuals and businesses to ensure that those less fortunate in and around South Perth are still able to celebrate with their families on Christmas Day.
It is easy to forget in a booming state like Western Australia that there are still so many people living below the poverty line. Southcare’s Christmas Appeal is a very worthwhile cause and the volunteers are really quite amazing people. I am proud to be able to support them.