WBA president Vesna Sampson opened the night and encouraged attendees to donate by saying ‘it really takes a village to support a child.’
‘These days I’m finding that children are having issues that are far more complex than most of us could ever imagine,’ she said.
YouthCARE chaplain Natasha Reynolds said the chaplaincy program helped improve students’ self-worth and they counted on support from the business community.
WBA chief executive Bev Letton said they had raised $11,000, with businesses donating auction items and prizes.
The association will hold its AGM on July 16 at Portofinos Restaurant and Function Centre in Mindarie.