New heights for Lowes
CHARITY FOUNDERS AT IT AGAIN
BEV and John Lowe have long been associated with Manna after founding the charity 22 years ago but a new chapter awaits them.
After leaving the Victoria Park-based organisation in January, the couple has started a new charity, Moort Care.
The new charity will have the couple helping seniors and families after linking up with non-profit community organisation Communicare and several metropolitan hospitals by providing food parcels, blankets and other items.
Manna provides food for the homeless and vulnerable and holds events in Weld Square, Northbridge.
Mrs Lowe said the decision to leave Manna came as the couple was looking for something new.
“We wanted a new challenge and we talked about it for a while. We’ve seen the difficulties facing seniors who struggle to get enough food each day,” she said.
“After talking about potential names we settled on Moort Care because it means family and that’s what we are about.
“We’ve launched the Kanga Care program, which promotes young people to donate, and we’ve already linked up with Majella Catholic Primary School, Maddington Primary School and Carmel Adventist College.
“We are pleased to be able to support services and excited for a new challenge at our age; we are also grateful of Communicare’s support.”
A launch event for the charity was held at Advent Park in Maida Vale on March 15, Closing the Gap Day.
Manna board member and children’s program co-ordinator Sheena Cher said the Lowes’ exit would not change the programs delivered.
John and Bev Lowe have turned their passion for helping others in a new direction.