Help wishes come true

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Your Guide To Christmas -

ANGLI­CARE WA has launched its Be­come a Wish Giver cam­paign, with hopes to brighten this Christ­mas for those in need.

The char­ity is seek­ing mon­e­tary or gift dona­tions, with a Giv­ing Box now placed at Clare­mont Quar­ter, No­randa Shop­ping Vil­lage, Hawai­ian’s Mezz, and Hawai­ian’s Bassendean, where peo­ple can drop off gifts.

Angli­care WA chief ex­ec­u­tive Ian Carter said the fes­tive sea­son mag­ni­fied the hard­ships peo­ple faced.

“Sim­ple things out­side our con­trol such as job loss or fi­nan­cial hard­ship can sud­denly make Christ­mas an in­cred­i­bly dif­fi­cult time,” he said.

“We need to recog­nise that there is still sig­nif­i­cant dis­ad­van­tage in our com­mu­nity.

“Post mining boom, WA has come back to a stark re­al­ity that life isn’t what it used to be and this is very harsh for many fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als.”

He said the or­gan­i­sa­tion of­fered ac­cess to fi­nan­cial coun­sel­lors and emer­gency re­lief.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d462524

Angli­care CEO Ian Carter and Hawai­ian fi­nance and ad­min­is­tra­tion gen­eral man­ager Aaron Wong with the Giv­ing Box at Clare­mont Quar­ter.

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