Variety – the Children’s Charity of WA has travelled to Broome to support the remote communities of WA.
The Kids Support team from Variety WA will meet with local organisations such as Broome Youth and Family Hub and Patches Kimberley, to help educate and increase the support Variety WA offers in the Kimberley region.
Variety WA has previously provided support to a number of kids and organisations near Broome.
One recipient of a Variety WA grant is Christ the King Catholic School who received a $6,000 grant. This grant went towards purchasing salon equipment and supplies for the students at the school.
Through the Variety WA Grants program local residents have also received funding to aid in the purchase of laptops for school, specialised play equipment and resources for community organisations.
Variety WA CEO Tony Hume said that the organisation is passionate about helping as many kids in their community as they can, which is why visiting regional and remote communities is such a valuable opportunity.
“Visits like these help us to connect with local communities who may not otherwise know about the support we can offer them.”
Variety WA helps kids who face challenges related to sickness, disadvantage and disability through grants, programs, experiences and scholarships. If you, or someone you know, would like support from Variety WA, visit www.varietywa.org.au or call 9355 3655
Monday 14 June – Wednesday 16 June
Jennifer Leese, Kids Support Manager Variety WA, Jason Bird, Kids Support Coordinator will be in Broome visiting with local organisations and past grant recipients, including Christ the King Catholic School. Photo and interview opportunity.
Tony Hume, CEO Variety WA. Phone interview opportunity.
0455 188 974