New playground on the horizon for Tuart House thanks to Gannaways donation

Each year Ray and Chihiro choose a local charity or support service to donate the proceeds of their annual Christmas Lights coach charter tours and this year, Tuart House was the lucky recipient.

 

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Communicare’s Tuart House residential support service for women and their children who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness because of family domestic violence (FDV), has received a late Christmas surprise and hope for a new playground.

Local business owners Ray and Chihiro Gannaway, from Gannaways Charters & Tours, decided to donate $2,000 to Tuart House after reading a story about the launch of a new mobile FDV outreach service in last week’s Busselton-Dunsborough Mail.

Each year Ray and Chihiro choose a local charity or support service to donate the proceeds of their annual Christmas Lights coach charter tours and this year, Tuart House was the lucky recipient.

Our CEO Melissa Perry thanked Ray, Chihiro and everyone at Gannaways for their generous support to make the lives of the women and children who come to us for help just that little bit easier.

“The money will contribute to creating a new play area for children, many of whom have experienced significant trauma in their short lives,” she said.

The new FDV Mobile Outreach Initiative was launched by the State Government in January, with Tuart House funded to provide the service in in the City of Busselton and the Shires of Augusta and Margaret River, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown and Greenbushes, Manjimup and Nannup.

A full-time outreach worker will go out into the community to improve the safety, resilience and capability of vulnerable women and their children experiencing FDV and prevent homelessness. 

The state-wide outreach initiative is part of a comprehensive package of State Government FDV measures to protect vulnerable people.

You can read the stories in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail by clicking here and here.
 

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