Thieves steal car from Mandurah Halo Team support worker

Halo members Kath Palmer, Dianna Freitag and Jo.
Halo members Kath Palmer, Dianna Freitag and Jo.

HEARTLESS thieves targeted a Mandurah charity during the early hours of Wednesday morning.

A volunteer at Halo Team, which helps the homeless and vulnerable in Mandurah, had her car stolen.

To make matters worse, the car contained goods and kitchen appliances needed to prepare the meals Halo provided on a Sunday.

Team leader Dianna Freitag said she was shocked when she heard the car had been stolen.

“When you are doing what we are doing… it’s a kick in the guts,” she said.

“The support worker it was stolen from works seven days a week, at all our services, helping everyone.

“It’s biting the hand that feeds you.”

This is not the first time Halo has been targeted by crooks.

Its store on Pinjarra Road has been broken into multiple times.

But Dianna said she would not be disheartened by the criminals.

She will be ploughing ahead with Halo’s next fundraiser – an all-you-can- wear clothing frenzy on October 22.

Funds raised will go toward this year’s Christmas hampers.

For $30, ticket holders can come down to the Halo Op Shop and take home as many clothes, handbags and shoes that they can wear. There will be door prizes, entertainment and nibbles on the day.