Fundraiser fills bowls

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Quick News -

THE in­au­gu­ral Empty Bowls Perth char­ity event raised $13,400 for Food­bank WA last week, says or­gan­iser Janet Pyke.

The Dalkeith res­i­dent said more than 370 peo­ple came to Christ Church Gram­mar school for a lunch of soup and bread and took home their spe­cially cho­sen bowl for a $20 do­na­tion.

Ms Pyke said the to­tal was boosted by pro­ceeds from an on­line auc­tion of bowls signed by the coaches and nine play­ers from both the West Coast Ea­gles and Fre­man­tle Dock­ers.

“All these funds have been do­nated to Food­bank to as­sist them with their work in feed­ing hun­gry West Aus­tralians,” she said.

“The food left over at the end of the day was taken to St Barts House and do­nated to the home­less.”

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Empty Bowls Perth or­gan­iser Janet Pike with a num­ber of the bowls.

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