Goodstart East Bunbury hold homelessness fundraiser to boost Christmas coffers
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Goodstart East Bunbury hold homelessness fundraiser to boost Christmas coffers

by Freya Lucas

December 21, 2021

Children from Goodstart Early Learning East Bunbury have raised $600 through a barbeque fundraiser to support families experiencing homelessness as part of the First Nations Homelessness Christmas Appeal.

 

The fundraiser was held as part of the centre’s reconciliation action plan, director Tara Bennell explained. 

 

As a parent of Indigenous children, Ms Bennell said the project inspired her to take a step further than just raising funds. Two of her children, nine year old Royce and seven year old Tyrell helped to cook the barbeque, something which she said enabled them to “take the lead in driving and supporting positive change.” 

 

“Indigenous people lost so much because of the stolen generation so to empower these children to take the lead is just such a wonderful opportunity,” she added. 

 

“The fundraiser was great as it helped empower our indigenous children to take lead in driving and supporting positive change,” Ms Bennell told local publication Bunbury Mail.

 

“I want children to be empowered to have their own voice and to take lead on their own journey.

 

“Indigenous people lost so much because of the stolen generation so to empower these children to take the lead is just such a wonderful opportunity.”

 

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