Mini golf, big cause

Perth Home­less Sup­port Group will hold a mini golf event this month at The Vines Re­sort to raise money for the home­less.

The Advocate (Perth) - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Perth Home­less Sup­port Group will host a fam­ily mini golf day next month to raise money to buy food and toi­letries for the home­less.

The event is one of sev­eral be­ing held in the Swan Val­ley over the next few months, in­clud­ing a fash­ion show and a quiz night.

The group was started in 2014 by hair­dresser Ron Reid dur­ing a sum­mer heat­wave when he had the idea of giv­ing home­less peo­ple reusable wa­ter bot­tles and a wa­ter card so they were able to ac­cess the cold wa­ter ac­ces­si­ble from ProAqua foun­tains.

Since then the group has grown dra­mat­i­cally, with vol­un­teers giv­ing out care pack­ages each Sunday to those in need.

Fundrais­ing of­fi­cer Paula Tur­ton said be­cause the group was not-for-profit, it re­lied on do­na­tions from the pub­lic and vol­un­teers.

“We feed any­where be­tween 130 to 200 peo­ple and that num­ber is al­ways grow­ing,” she said.

“Many of the other groups only op­er­ate Mon­day to Friday and we’ve found that many peo­ple of­ten can’t ac­cess food over the week­end, so they re­ally rely on these pack­ages.”

She said the fundrais­ing events were cru­cial so they could con­tinue to sup­port those do­ing it rough.

“The fundrais­ing events help us to buy items for the food and toi­letry care packs,” she said.

“We have the mini golf day com­ing up, which is fam­ily friendly and helps to sup­port the work we are do­ing.”

The Vines Mini Golf fundraiser will be held on April 15 from 4pm.

To buy tick­ets or for more in­for­ma­tion on other events, visit Perth Home­less Sup­port Group Events.

To do­nate or vol­un­teer, visit perth­home­

Pic­ture: David Baylis­mu­ni­ d480588

Perth Home­less Sup­port Group fundrais­ing of­fi­cer Paula Tur­ton.

Pic­ture: David Baylis d480588

Perth Home­less Sup­port Group fundrais­ing of­fi­cer Paula Tur­ton gets ready for the next fundraiser event at Vines Mini Golf at The Vines Re­sort.

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