Fund­ing ef­fort no life­saver

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Quick News - Rosanna Candler

A CROWD­FUND­ING cam­paign to raise at least $90,000 for the new City of Perth Surf Life Sav­ing Club (SLSC) clu­b­rooms achieved just one-third of its goal.

De­spite a one-week ex­ten­sion to June 14, the Ninety for Ninety so­cial me­dia drive to raise $1000 for ev­ery 90 years the club has op­er­ated made just $30,000.

Perth SLSC pres­i­dent Grant Trew told the West­ern Sub­urbs Weekly last month that the not-for-profit vol­un­teer or­gan­i­sa­tion re­lied ex­clu­sively on the gen­eros­ity of its com­mu­nity.

Mr Trew said $90,000 was needed to fit out the first-aid and train­ing rooms at its new clu­b­rooms in City Beach, ex­pected to be com­pleted next month.

An­other crowd­fund­ing cam­paign to open a cat café in Perth, which ran con­cur­rently to the Ninety for Ninety cam­paign, ex­ceeded its $150,000 tar­get.

The Cat Café Perth founders Chris Mew­burn and Terps Pla­tri­tis said last Thurs­day that their bank loan had been ap­proved and the café was “def­i­nitely go­ing ahead”.

Mr Mew­burn said the most-sug­gested lo­ca­tions for the themed cat café were Rokeby Road in Subiaco, Ox­ford Street in Leed­erville and Mt Hawthorn’s Beau­fort Street.

“At first, we planned to get it up be­fore Christ­mas, but af­ter this amaz­ing re­sponse we now want to open much sooner,” he said.

The café will in­volve and sup­port lo­cal an­i­mal shel­ters, in­clud­ing the Cat Haven in Shen­ton Park.

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