Textile group donates funds to Waratah

Textiles group member Kerry Rae with Waratah's Diane Tate and Astrid Chapman and art group member Dot Oliver.
Textiles group member Kerry Rae with Waratah's Diane Tate and Astrid Chapman and art group member Dot Oliver.

The Stirling Street Arts Centre textiles group presented a cheque to South West counselling support service Waratah last week. 

It's the third time the art group has supported Waratah with a donation, with money raised throughout the year. 

Textiles group committee member Kerry Rae said they chose Waratah because it was a Bunbury-based charity that looked after people in need. 

"Each month we have a lunch and the ladies put in some money and those proceeds go to Waratah," she said.

"We are very lucky to have a supportive group of women and so we feel for others who might not have a support network and this is a way of giving to them."

Waratah chief executive Astrid Chapman said donations from the community were hugely important.

"It helps support the works but it also provides the opportunity for everybody to make a contribution and therefore doing what they can to address family and domestic violence and sexual assault in their community," she said.

For more visit waratah.asn.au.