Hotel and guests join forces for fundraiser

Mindarie Marina managing director Martin Smith and The Hunger Project WA chairwoman Deborah Protter.       d440664
Mindarie Marina managing director Martin Smith and The Hunger Project WA chairwoman Deborah Protter.       d440664

Mindarie Marina Hotel and Villas initiated the guest check-out scheme in 2014, which involves adding $1 for the charity to guests� bills if the guests consent, and then the hotel matches the donation.

The Hunger Project WA chairwoman Deborah Protter said the charity received no government funding and relied on donations and fundraising from investor partners.

�The money raised by Mindarie Marina Hotel will help us enormously to provide much-needed support so we can continue our work in empowering our partners to end their hunger and poverty,� she said.

National chairwoman Diane Grady said partnerships between businesses, their customers and the charity was an effective fundraising formula.

�Australian investment alone last year meant that 56,143 village partners could access health care at our health clinics in Africa, 5350 toilets could be installed in 1500 village council areas in India and 13,323 village partners could take out small loans to increase their livelihoods,� she said.

Mindarie Marina managing director Martin Smith said they were pleased to help the charity which empowered people affected by poverty and hunger.