Cloverdale: Starick given two new cars by Ascot Rotary Club

Leanne Barrow (CEO Starick Services), Mike Bermann (Rotary Club of Ascot) and Carrie Ridley (Domestic Violence Advocate Starick Services). Picture: Martin Kennealey d472859
Leanne Barrow (CEO Starick Services), Mike Bermann (Rotary Club of Ascot) and Carrie Ridley (Domestic Violence Advocate Starick Services). Picture: Martin Kennealey d472859

STARICK has some new wheels to get their services on the road.

Ascot Rotary Club has donated two cars to the Cloverdale charity, which supports women and children in Perth’s south-east metropolitan area experiencing family and domestic violence.

The charity operates two refuges for women and children, as well as outreach programs, and has helped close to 1000 families this year alone.

Starick CEO Leanne Barron said the donation meant the organisation could keep delivering critical services.

“The vehicles will be used by our staff to provide outreach services to victims of domestic and family violence,” she said.

“It means they can visit women in their homes and drive women and children to essential appointments.”

Starick will also use the cars to pick up and deliver donations to those in need.

“The partnership between Starick and Ascot Rotary is just over a year old. They’ve been very generous to us,” Ms Barron said.

“In addition to providing two vehicles, they have also provided hampers for our clients at Christmas time.”

International director Mike Bermann said the club first became involved with Starick after two members of the organisation spoke at one of their meetings.

“As a Rotary club, we are always looking for local organisations that require some funding to help people in our area less fortunate than us,” he said.

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