WITH the drop in temperature, it is again time for The Smith Family’s 2016 Winter Appeal.
As one of the main supporters of this charity, Rockingham Sound Day VIEW Club are urging people to support the appeal.
VIEW Club member Jenny Cronshaw said it helped children facing severe disadvantage.
“As well as financial stress, they are dealing with illness, disability and unemployment within their families,” she said.
“All of these difficulties they face can have a negative impact on their life at school.”
“Through our fundraising and volunteering for The Smith Family, VIEW members have seen first-hand the positive long-term difference The Smith Family’s learning support programs can make to a child’s life.”
Smith Family chief executive Lisa O’Brien said the appeal delivered vital financial support.
“It will enable us to continue providing our learning support programs to 9153 disadvantaged children in Australia,” she said.
“Without the ongoing generosity of the community, these young people will miss out on valuable out-of-school learning support that could mean the difference between them staying engaged at school, or falling further behind.
“I urge the community to get behind our Winter Appeal. With your support, The Smith Family can ensure more young Australians get the educational support they need to make a real and lasting difference to their lives and break the cycle of disadvantage.
“We are incredibly grateful to the women of VIEW for supporting our 2016 Winter Appeal.
“Together we can all play a part in ending poverty, one student at a time.”
Anyone wishing to donate can phone 1800 024 069 or visit thesmithfamily.com.au or contact club president Mabel Laidlaw on 0415 700 637.