Perth Homeless Support Group to host mini golf day in Swan Valley

Perth Homeless Support Group to host mini golf day in Swan Valley

THE Perth Homeless Support Group will host a family mini golf day next month to raise money to buy food and toiletries for the homeless.

The event is one of several being held in the Swan Valley over the next few months, including a fashion show and a quiz night.

The group was started in 2014 by hairdresser Ron Reid during a summer heatwave when he had the idea of giving homeless people reusable water bottles and a water card so they were able to access the cold water accessible from ProAqua fountains.

Since then the group has grown dramatically, with volunteers giving out care packages each Sunday to those in need.

Fundraising officer Paula Turton said because the group was not-for-profit, it relied on donations from the public and volunteers.

“We feed anywhere between 130 to 200 people and that number is always growing,” she said.

“Many of the other groups only operate Monday to Friday and we’ve found that many people often can’t access food over the weekend, so they really rely on these packages.”

She said the fundraising events were crucial so they could continue to support those doing it rough.

“The fundraising events help us to buy items for the food and toiletry care packs,” she said.

“We have the mini golf day coming up, which is family friendly and helps to support the work we are doing.”

The Vines Mini Golf fundraiser will be held on April 15 from 4pm.

To buy tickets or for more information on other events, visit Perth Homeless Support Group Events.

To donate or volunteer, visit perthhomeless.org.au.

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