Goodstart East Bunbury holds fundraiser for First Nations Homelessness Christmas Appeal

Fundraiser BBQ: Goodstart Early Learning Centre assistant director Monique Suckling and centre director Tara Bennell with Tyrell and Royce Bennell. Photo: Pip Waller
Fundraiser BBQ: Goodstart Early Learning Centre assistant director Monique Suckling and centre director Tara Bennell with Tyrell and Royce Bennell. Photo: Pip Waller

East Bunbury's Goodstart Early Learning Centre has raised $600 to support families who would otherwise struggle over Christmas.

The centre held a barbecue fundraiser on Tuesday to support a family of six as part of the First Nations Homelessness Christmas Appeal.

Goodstart Early Learning Centre director Tara Bennell said the fundraiser formed part of the centre's reconciliation action plan.

Some of the team.

Some of the team.

As a parent of Indigenous children, Ms Bennell said the project inspired her to take a step further than just raising funds.

With two of her children behind the barbecue, nine-year-old Royce and seven-year-old Tyrell, Ms Bennell said her aim at the centre support and recognise our first nations people at the centre.

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."

East Bunbury's Goodstart Learning Centre director Tara Bennell

"The fundraiser was great as it helped empower our indigenous children to take lead in driving and supporting positive change," Ms Bennell said.

"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."