The value of establishing strong community partnerships paid dividends last week, with the True Brothers Social Club SW presenting Vanessa Rennie and the team from Tuart House with a cheque for $3,011 at a special catch up at Koombana Bay in Bunbury.
Each year, True Brothers Social Club SW members rally together to raise funds for the South West Refuge for women experiencing domestic violence, but this year they decided to include Tuart House, thanks to Vanessa's connections in the Bunbury community.
Both Vanessa and Doreen Ferretti, Coordinator of the South West Refuge, said the donated funds would go towards much-needed resources for the women and children they support.
After the cheque presentation, Vanessa told the Bunbury Herald
the funding was greatly welcomed and would help support women on their departure from Tuart House.
"This will mean we will be able to buy essential items for the women and they will have less financial strain when they leave," she said.
True Brothers Social Club president David Bland said the club wanted to give back to acknowledge and appreciate the fantastic work done at the refuges.
The social club raises funds for a wide-range of organisations through community involvement in its motorcycle charity rides, raffles, market stalls and auction nights.
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