City of Wanneroo golf day drives $40,000 towards YouthCARE chaplains

Wanneroo Councillor Russell Driver with Cr Sonet Coetzee, Mayor Tracey Roberts and planning and sustainability director Mark Dickson.
Wanneroo Councillor Russell Driver with Cr Sonet Coetzee, Mayor Tracey Roberts and planning and sustainability director Mark Dickson.

THE City of Wanneroo’s annual corporate charity golf day drove $40,000 towards chaplaincy services for public secondary schools.

The October 18 event at Carramar Golf Course attracted 30 teams and raised funds for YouthCARE.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the annual event had raised $628,000 over the years.

“YouthCARE offers social, emotional and spiritual support to thousands of students, staff and family members in school communities each year,” she said.

“Students from Butler College, Mindarie Senior College, Clarkson Community High School, Wanneroo Secondary College, Girrawheen Senior High School and Yanchep Secondary College can all access this program.

“Chaplaincy programs provide pastoral care in a trusting environment to school children to help them navigate their way through life challenges.

“It is an important service that parents, teachers and children rely on.”

YouthCARE has helping young people feel encouraged and empowered to achieve their best at school, create positive relationships and contribute to their community for 46 years.

Visit www.youthcare.org.au for more information.

Mayor Tracey Roberts with chaplains Sue Dutton, Steve Jansz, Amelia McIntosh, Scotty Currie, Lyn Bayakly and Estelle Van Niekerk at the annual charity golf day.