A $300,000 donation from Austal will help a struggling domestic violence service to expand its operations.
Austal pledged the money to Anglicare WA for it’s the Young Hearts Program, which was forced to close in Mandurah and reduce to a part-time service in Rockingham.
In a bid to raise the money to get the service back up and running, the company held Angels Rising – Dinner in the Cathedral on Friday, November 10.
During the course of the evening the announcement was made leaving Anglicarechief executive Ian Carter pleasantly stunned.
“Anglicare WA was absolutely thrilled to have the CEO of Austal, David Singleton, announce their three year pledge of $300,000 at our Angels Rising, Dinner in the Cathedral,” he said.
“Austal have been long-term supporters of the work of Anglicare WA and have previously supported our Young Hearts program, which provides counselling and recovery support to children who have witnessed or experienced family violence.
“We look forward to working with them into the future.
“With this significant donation by Austal, the program will now be able to be delivered in both the Rockingham and Mandurah areas over the next three years.”
Austal chief executive David Singleton said it was par for the course of a program it was dedicated to supporting.
“Austal has been a dedicated supporter of Anglicare WA and the Young Hearts Program works closely in the Rockingham and Mandurah areas where a large section of our workforce is from,” he said.
“Anglicare’s work in the community is something we are happy to support as part of our Austal Giving program.”