HUNDREDS of women in Booragoon are making a vital difference to the local community through their weekly fundraising efforts.
Each Wednesday during school terms, they meet inside Mt Pleasant Baptist Church, hands busy making scarves and beanies for the Fremantle Street Doctor.
The group also runs a bring-and-buy stall that alone has raised $48,000 in eight years for Lifeline: a mental health support service established by the church’s community pastor Graham Mabury.
Jeannie Gomez is one of four who run the craft group and said she was a telephone crisis supporter for four years.
“We have a strong friendship group here and the causes we work on help keep us all connected and inspired to keep doing what we do,” Jeannie Gomez said.
The women collect five-cent pieces and send the donations, totalling $33,000 in 11 years, to a South African orphanage.
They also make hampers at Christmas for the community, the Fremantle Street Doctor medical health service and Operation Christmas Child.