Care in the community

Courier editor John Dobson with Anne Moore, from the Lucy Saw Centre, and Courier sales manager Cindy Watts. Picture: Jon Hewson d408907
Courier editor John Dobson with Anne Moore, from the Lucy Saw Centre, and Courier sales manager Cindy Watts. Picture: Jon Hewson d408907

The centre is a safe haven, refuge and crisis centre for women and children dealing with domestic violence, and helps about 1500 people each year.

Lucy Saw Centre manager Anne Moore said money raised from the campaign would help the group fund its children’s services.

For more than two decades, Ms Moore has worked at the centre, which she said helped women aged from 16 to early 80, and children of all ages.

‘We have staff on call all hours to help people, it can be quiet daunting but it is rewarding,’ she said.

Lucy Saw was Rockingham’s first nurse and midwife from the 1920s into the 1950s.

The Courier will run a special campaign featuring the Lucy Saw Centre Association, giving businesses the chance to take part in this unique community-based project, and promote their Christmas bargains and sales.

In coming weeks, the Courier will run a series of stories on the Lucy Saw Centre Association and businesses that have signed up.

To get involved, call Courier sales manager Cindy Watts on 9599 1812 or email Cindy.Watts@communitynews.com.au.