Cause close to home for founder

Angelhands founder Ann O'Neill and chief executive Nicole Haberley. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d420973
Angelhands founder Ann O'Neill and chief executive Nicole Haberley. Picture: Marcus Whisson www.communitypix.com.au d420973

That is the motivation for the angelhands founder and her chief executive Nicole Haberley to take part in their third CEO Sleepout for St Vinnies at the WACA on June 19.

‘So many of our clients are facing homelessness,’ Dr O’Neill said.

‘Family domestic violence is one of the highest causes of homelessness.’

As well as raising money for St Vinnies, the duo has launched angelhands’ third 50k in 50 Days campaign.

The non-profit group needs to raise $50,000 by July 27 to retain paid staff and continue to provide support for people affected by violence.

‘We need 10 people to donate $10 a day,’ Dr O’Neill said.

‘Everything I do is always about future generations and making the community realise the cost of crime is pervasive, socially and economically. Often the link between homelessness, mental health and traumatic violent experiences are huge but we don’t make the links.’

Angelhands recently hosted 11 national and international delegates as part of preparation for next year’s World Society of Victimology 15th International Symposium, which will be hosted in Perth from July 5-9.

Dr O’Neill won the bid to host the event after winning a $10,000 Perth Convention Bureau City of Perth scholarship.

Donate at www.givenow.com.au/angelhands50kin50days or at www.ceosleepout.org.au.