Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead has presented Forster Neighbourhood Centre with a NSW Government cheque for $15,000 to enable the development of a Women’s Shelter in Forster/Tuncurry.
Mr Bromhead told the crowd of supporters of the Women’s Shelter that he is a staunch supporter of the cause to provide emergency accommodation for women and the children in the Great Lakes area.
“I am very pleased to have been able to convince the Minister for Regional Development John Barilaro of the urgent need for the shelter in the Great Lakes,” Mr Bromhead said.
“I am delighted to present this grant of $15,000 which will secure the opening of the Women’s Shelter which is a much-needed emergency accommodation resource in the Great Lakes area.
“Earlier this month I promised to chase financial support from the NSW Government and I wrote to the Minister Barilaro to seek a grant and I am very pleased that he agreed with my submissions so that Forster Neighbour Centre’s financial target could be reached.
“As a White Ribbon ambassador and as a family man, I abhor domestic violence which is a despicable act no matter the circumstances.
“As a society we must look after the people in need, most importantly women and children in domestic violence situations.”
Mr Bromhead said he has actively supported the Forster Neighbour Centre and the other stakeholders behind the push to open the Women’s Shelter.
“I congratulate all those individuals, groups and organisations involved in raising funds and awareness of the need for the Women’s Shelter and it is wonderful to see that their hard work is coming to fruition,” he said.
“To further assist the cause I have ensured that all donations from the 2016 Seniors Concerts in Forster will go the shelter.”
Pictured: Jim Morwitch, Mayor Jan McWilliams, Stephen Bromhead, Manager Foster Neighbourhood Centre Trish Wallace, President Great Lakes Julie Brady