Parkerville Children and Youth Care gets big charitable boost


Mary Fraser, of Pindan, presents a giant cheque to  Basil Hannah.
Mary Fraser, of Pindan, presents a giant cheque to Basil Hannah.

PARKERVILLE Children and Youth Care has had a healthy injection of funds after a property company donated more than $230,000 to the charity at the annual Ladies’ Lunch in May.

Pindan donated the proceeds from the sale of the charity home at River’s Edge in Guildford.

It was the highest amount raised since the WA company began its program 10 years ago.

Following the donation, Parkerville Children and Youth Care chief executive Basil Hanna said a room in the organisation’s new Child Advocacy Centre would be named after Pindan.

“The relationship with Pindan has been one of the best that Parkerville Children and Youth Care has experienced,” Mr Hanna said.

“In addition to the funds raised, it has provided the opportunity to build a strong relationship between staff; create greater awareness of the problem of child abuse in WA; attract more friends to Parkerville Children and Youth Care and provide regular fundraising events for Parkerville to attend.”

Parkerville Children and Youth Care was established as an orphanage for local children in 1903 and has grown from humble beginnings to become a nationally recognised specialist provider for children and young people who have suffered abuse.

Plans are underway to open a second Child Advocacy Centre in 2018 and Mr Hanna said Parkerville Children and Youth Care would maintain a strong relationship with Pindan.

“Parkerville Children and Youth Care will continue with their commercial relationship with Pindan into the future; as Pindan experts continue to provide professional support in the development of Parkerville Children and Youth Care’s new Child Advocacy Centre,” he said.

Pindan managing director George Allingame said he was delighted that the Pindan team, and its network of subcontractors and suppliers, had raised the cash for such a worthy organisation.