West Perth: Dress for Success has new drop-off thanks to generosity of member of The Triffids

Diane Murfit, Jane McCormack and Karen Woodcock from Dress for Success with JLL's Angelo Amara.
Diane Murfit, Jane McCormack and Karen Woodcock from Dress for Success with JLL's Angelo Amara.

NOT-for- profit organisation Dress for Success has a new drop-off point for donations on Hay Street, West Perth thanks to the generosity of landlord Robert McComb.

The Melbourne-based musician who plays in the band The Triffids has offered free rent to the group that provides work attire, mentoring and career development tools to women, for six months.

“The space became empty a year or so ago so rather than having it sit empty while we were looking for a tenant, in the meantime we thought we could help the charity out,” McComb, a former geography and IT teacher, said.

“I’m just happy to have someone use the space temporarily, it adds to the viability of the space.”

Robert McComb performing with The Triffids in London in 2016. Picture: Getty Images

The Property Council of Australia started the conversation between the charity and McComb’s property manager JLL by putting a call out to the industry to find a vacant space for its donations that JLL answered.

Dress for Success operations manager Diane Murfit said the charity now had somewhere for people to drop off their donations of clothes and shoes and they could operate a pop-up shop from the tenancy.

“Without this I would be scouring through boxes in a sea container and we wouldn’t be able to take donations,” Ms Murfit said.

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