New heights for Lowes

CHAR­ITY FOUNDERS AT IT AGAIN

Kalamunda Reporter - - News - Aaron Cor­lett

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.

Pic­ture: David Baylis d480602

John and Bev Lowe have turned their pas­sion for help­ing oth­ers in a new di­rec­tion.

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