Mandurah youth service receives donation from Ben Elton’s Three Summers movie


A Calvary Youth Service resident, coordinator Lisa Dunne and executive producer Mark Anderson.
A Calvary Youth Service resident, coordinator Lisa Dunne and executive producer Mark Anderson.

MANDURAH’S Calvary Youth Services has benefited from the recent shoot of the Ben Elton movie Three Summers at Fairbridge.

Over the Christmas period, executive producer Mark Anderson visited Calvary Youth Services where he met some of the residents and staff and donated a range of men’s formal and casual clothing and shoes used on the movie set.

“We had heard that residents often arrive at the youth crisis accommodation centre with no belongings,’’ Mr Anderson said.

“Calvary Youth Services plays such a vital role in the Peel Region in providing support for homeless young people and this could not be more important than during the festive season when everyone deserves to have a safe place to stay with people around to care for them.’’

One resident was on hand and benefited straight away with some new clothes.

“It’s an awesome thing for Three Summers to do to help people like me who don’t have things like others do,’’ he said.

Calvary Youth Services provides crisis accommodation for 15-25 year olds who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The organisation provides a case management program that includes Living Skills development and a Transitional Housing Program with medium term accommodation in the Mandurah area.

Three Summers also heard the service needed a marquee for events, fundraising stalls and promotion of their service.

Marquees were provided by BCF Mandurah for the movie set and will now benefit a local youth service.

Calvary coordinator Lisa Dunne said the organisation always appreciated support and some of the clothes donation could be used for interviews.

“Some of the young people come to us with absolutely nothing and having clothes to give them makes such a difference.”