Yanchep Two Rocks Home Support Group receives Stockland grant

Margot De Boulay, Pip Thomson, Linda Woods, Bobbie Gallagher and Collette Hunter from Yanchep Two Rocks Home Support Group. Photo: Martin Kennealey
Margot De Boulay, Pip Thomson, Linda Woods, Bobbie Gallagher and Collette Hunter from Yanchep Two Rocks Home Support Group. Photo: Martin Kennealey

THE Yanchep Two Rocks Home Support Group has stocked up on equipment to help those recovering from injury.

The group, which is run by volunteers at the Phil Renkin Recreation Centre in Two Rocks, recently received a $1000 grant from Amberton estate developer Stockland.

It provides equipment such as wheelchairs, shower chairs and rehabilitation stools at no cost so locals of all ages can maintain their independence after surgery.

Vice chairwoman Linda Woods said as a small organisation, the group could not purchase or renew products without the support of the community including grants and independent fundraising initiatives.

“We really have a need for this equipment to enable these people to return to their own homes and to be able to do this for free is a blessing for most,” she said.

“Many of the patients we have assisted have said that without our service they would not have been able to afford to hire these items which would have a huge impact on their recovery.”

Stockland WA residential general manager Col Dutton said the annual CARE Grants program acknowledged community groups whose work was an essential part of creating thriving communities.

“The seven volunteers behind the scenes at Yanchep Two Rocks Home Support Group work tirelessly to enrich our local community and we are pleased to be able to show them support with this funding,” he said.

With the local area expanding rapidly, Ms Woods said occasionally demand could not be met and the group’s goal was to replenish their inventory to ensure no request was denied.

“The cost to purchase the items we supply can be in the thousands, so having access to a grant like this is a wonderful help which really assists our cause,” she said.

The Amberton community also awarded funds to Eglinton Junior Cricket Club, Two Rocks Yanchep Assisted Cancer Travels and Good Samaritan Industries.