The Ocean Club Resort in Lake Cathie has raised over $8,000 for the services of Liberty Domestic and Family Violence Specialists of Port Macquarie.
Approximately 150 Lake Cathie residents and friends attended a fundraiser on Saturday March 5 to enjoy food, music, auctions and raffles.
Ocean Club Resort residents Peter Hughes and Glenn Wall began planning the event after meeting with Liberty Domestic and Family Specialist Services in July 2021.
“Glenn and I are both musicians and about a year ago when all the flooding happened, we thought it would be nice to have an event and raise money for something,” Ms. Hughes.
“We really wanted to keep it local, and we found out about Liberty through a resident here who works for Vinnies.
“After hearing about all the great things they do, we decided to go ahead and start organizing the event.
“It ended up being a fabulous evening, and it’s thanks to the great community here, the residents and everyone who helped organize it with us.”
Liberty Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Services is a non-profit organization that provides specialist support and housing services to women and families affected by domestic and family violence and homelessness in the Port Macquarie Hastings area.
Liberty Domestic and Family Violence Specialist Services CEO Kelly Lamb said the money raised by the Ocean Club Resort community and hardworking event committee will make a real difference in the lives of local women and children.
“Funds raised will be used to equip and operate our newly expanded crisis housing, so that it is a warm, welcoming and safe space for women and their children as they leave violence,” Ms Lamb said.
“Last year Liberty supported 1,200 women and children experiencing domestic and family violence in our local community through support groups, outreach, housing, crisis accommodation and intervention. after hours.”
If you need assistance, call Liberty on 6583 2155 or 1800RESPECT.