Cockburn Gateway and community comes together for Breast Cancer Care WA and Salvation Army

BCCWA chief executive Zoe McAlpine, Cockburn Gateway assistant marketing manager Casey Ray and WA division of The Salvation Army Captain Peter Jones.
BCCWA chief executive Zoe McAlpine, Cockburn Gateway assistant marketing manager Casey Ray and WA division of The Salvation Army Captain Peter Jones.

BREAST Cancer Care WA (BCCWA) and the Salvation Army were the beneficiaries of fun and festive fundraising activities during 2017, thanks to the Cockburn community and Cockburn Gateway.

Both charities received a combined $26,000 with $11,528 donated to BCCWA and $10,054 to The Salvation Army.

Cockburn Gateway contributed a separate $5000 to BCCWA as part of their two-year partnership with the grass roots organisation.

Cockburn Gateway centre manager Ian McCosker said it was important for both the centre and the community to show its support for the charities, which had touched the hearts of customers, retailers and staff.

“The Cockburn community has been particularly generous this year, giving $21,000, which was topped up by our Centre’s donation of a further $5000,” he said.

“The money raised was as a result of a whole range of activities, including gift wrapping and carol singing donations, and a number of events that were organised for Purple Bra Day.

“I think both the team at the centre and also the Cockburn community share a desire to give, particularly at Christmas,” Mr McCosker said.

“It was also wonderful to see shoppers send messages of love and support to local people facing breast cancer via our ‘forest’ of real Christmas trees.”

BCCWA chief executive Zoe McAlpine said the love and support shown by customers, staff and retailers at the centre over the past 12 months had been amazing.

“The fact that the Cockburn Gateway community has us in their thoughts means so much,” she said.

“The money raised will directly help West Australians affected by breast cancer.”

Salvation Army WA division captain Peter Jones said the charity was genuinely grateful to Cockburn Gateway and the local community for digging deep.

“Donations help us to strengthen our services throughout WA, and we are incredibly grateful for this wonderful support,” he said.

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