Seniors support seriously ill

Mid West Charity Begins at Home representatives Amanda Miragliotta and Anne-Maree Hopkinson accept a donation from Seniors Action Group secretary Jean Steer.

Mid West Charity Begins at Home representatives Amanda Miragliotta and Anne-Maree Hopkinson accept a donation from Seniors Action Group secretary Jean Steer.

Geraldton seniors have pitched in to help people with serious illnesses.

The Seniors Action Group (SAG) has donated $500 to Midwest Charity Begins at Home (MWCBH) to help the charity provide financial relief to the seriously ill.

This year’s donation is the third the group has made to MWCBH.

SAG secretary Jean Steer said the seniors had fundraised at their indoor bowling tournament, which attracted 18 teams from Perth and across the region.

She said SAG was happy to support a charity which helped local people.

“We chose this charity because the money stays in Geraldton,” Ms Steer said.

“We think (the charity) does a great job with the amount of money they raise.

“They provide a great opportunity to help the people of Geraldton.”

MWCBH has helped 166 Mid West families by providing financial relief at a time they need it most.

Most money is raised through a black-tie Gala Dinner, to be held on November 7 this year.

MWCBH spokeswoman Anne-Maree Hopkinson encouraged anyone in the Mid West with a serious illness to apply for financial relief.

“Battling a serious illness is hard enough and money troubles are just an unwanted burden at such a difficult time,” Mrs Hopkinson said.

“We provide money to help people pay their medical bills, to help the family when someone is unable to work, to help cover the costs of having to travel to Perth for treatment.

“Every bit of money raised goes directly to these people so we really appreciate the support of the SAG.”

Find out more by visiting the website and filling in an application form (www.charitybeginsathome.org.au).

MWCBH is also calling on businesses keen on supporting the Gala Dinner to contact them via email at info@charitybeginsathome.org.au.