Going hammer and tongs to help

Matt Landy, Kyle March, Murray Walker and Tim Islip want to help build better lives for Cambodians.
Matt Landy, Kyle March, Murray Walker and Tim Islip want to help build better lives for Cambodians.

The West Coast Wine Club was originally formed by a bunch of good friends who got together to discuss wine but in recent years has evolved to support a variety of charities.

Their latest commitment is the Tabitha Foundation, a non-profit organisation that aims to increase the quality of life for Cambodians.

The 10 men aim to raise $50,000 for the foundation to fund houses and a six-room school when they travel there later this year.

President Matt Landy said this was the biggest project the men had taken on.

‘I’ve been to Cambodia before and it’s one of the most traumatised areas on Earth,’ he said. ‘It’s just nice to give back.’

Wembley Downs resident Kyle March said the cause struck a cord with them after watching their own children grow up.

‘It’s also about our kids, I mean, they’ve grown up around here and were given all the opportunities they could ever wish for,’ he said.

‘It’s nice for us to be able to help people in another country who don’t have those same opportunities.’

Visit www.tabitha.org.au|/cms/wcwc-october-2013 to donate.