Battlers under pressure

The Spiers Centre’s Leanne Durie shows cupboards are bare and donations needed.
The Spiers Centre’s Leanne Durie shows cupboards are bare and donations needed.

The Spiers Centre chief executive Rhonda Adamsam was speaking ahead of Anti-Poverty Week from October 13 to 19.

‘Poverty is severe hardship, which affects more than a million Australians, and many of these individuals and families are on our doorstep,’ she said.

The Spiers Centre helped more than 2800 individuals and families from the cities of Joondalup and Wanneroo in the first half of this year with more than 4000 specific needs.

‘As the mining boom and domestic economy slows, family needs are growing and are becoming more complex,’ Ms Adamsam said. ‘To continue our services, we need your help.

‘Every little bit helps and Anti-Poverty Week is the ideal time to reflect on how you can help others.

‘Food is the most urgent need and can be delivered to our centre at 2 Albatross Court, Heathridge.’

Businesses are asked to consider providing a box for staff members to donate food items for delivery to the centre.

Individuals and families can buy an extra item each shopping day to make up a hamper.

‘Financial donations are also needed to help maintain our service and staffing,’ she said.

Call The Spiers Centre on 9401 2699 or email info@thespeirscentre.com.au to find out how you can help.