Windermere Child and Family Services recently welcomed the presentation of a $10,000 cheque from Holmesglen Institute.
The much needed and valued funds are a result of the Institute’s 3rd successful Run for Change event, aiming to raise funds and build awareness of family violence, held last October.
Holmesglen Community Engagement Manager, Linda Dennison, said she was thrilled with the result.
“We (Holmesglen) are delighted to have had Windermere as one of our charity partners for the 2018 event. I am a great admirer and impressed with the work they do in the community and am looking forward to further building our relationship with them”.
Windermere CEO Dr Lynette Buoy, said the money raised by Holmesglen would help meet the growing demand for services and would ensure that Windermere can continue to develop their service models and responses, to meet the needs of the local community. So that people in need would get the best support they can.
“We are so grateful for the support of Holmesglen,” Dr Buoy said.
“Each year Windermere continues to advance its vision of a stronger, connected and more supported community. Through our programs and support from other community organisations, like Holmesglen, we have seen many lives change for the better,” she said.
“The generosity of Holmesglen and their dedicated supporters, will assist us in to deliver vital services to families and children in Melbourne’s south east and beyond. Every dollar makes a difference and we will continue to focus our work on key issues such as family violence and community connectedness”, said Dr Buoy
The money raised will support Windermere’s family violence and other early intervention and prevention program initiatives.