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HOME and Com­mu­nity Care sup­port­ers gath­ered at the week­end for a fundrais­ing walk which raised nearly $700.

The money will go to­wards mu­si­cal in­stru­ments for the Man­jimup Well­ness and Respite Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, which will be com­pleted by next April.

“They can all sing and once the mu­sic is on they just sing along, so a piano is part of the equip­ment that we’re try­ing to get,” event or­gan­iser and HACC sup­port worker Kim Mal­lari said.

As well as rais­ing money, the walk also cre­ated an op­por­tu­nity for the com­mu­nity to con­nect, Miss Mal­lari said.

“We just want to raise money and get peo­ple, es­pe­cially HACC clients, out of their house to so­cialise and en­joy,” she said.

About 50 peo­ple par­tic­i­pated in the walk and their gen­eros­ity ex­ceeded a goal of $500.

HACC man­ager Liz Lock­year said the team was look­ing for­ward to shar­ing the new build­ing with the com­mu­nity who con­trib­uted to the event.

“We are all ex­cited to have a pur­pose-built premises and we’re look­ing for­ward to peo­ple in the com­mu­nity vis­it­ing,” she said.

HACC’s of­fices and day cen­tre will re­lo­cate into the new cen­tre.

Pic­ture: Shan­non Boch­enek

Event or­gan­iser Kim Mal­lari, Man­jimup HACC man­ager Liz Lock­year and sup­poort worker Sonja Ea­ton hit the pave­ment to raise money to­wards equip­ment for the day cen­tre at the yet-to-be com­pleted Man­jimup Well­ness and Respite Cen­tre.

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