Record donation supports new child advocacy centre
Leading WA property and construction company, Pindan, proudly donated more than $230,000 to Parkerville Children and Youth Care, its chosen charity for 2014 to 2016, at Parkerville’s annual Ladies’ Lunch on Friday 20 May.
The donation which is the net proceeds from the sale of the Pindan/MBA charity home at River’s Edge in Guildford – is the highest amount raised since Pindan began formally affiliating with selected charities almost a decade ago.
Following the donation, Parkerville Children and Youth Care Chief Executive, Mr Basil Hanna, said a room in the organisation’s new Child Advocacy Centre would be named after Pindan.
“The relationship between Pindan and Parkerville Children and Youth Care has been one of the best that Parkerville Children and Youth Care has experienced,” he said.
“In addition to the funds raised, it has provided the opportunity to build a strong relationship between staff; create greater awareness of the problem of child abuse in WA; attract more friends to Parkerville Children and Youth Care and provide regular fundraising events for Parkerville to attend.”
Parkerville Children and Youth Care was established as an orphanage for local children in 1903 and has grown from humble beginnings to become a nationally recognised specialist provider for children and young people who have suffered abuse.
Plans are underway to open a second Child Advocacy Centre in 2018 and Basil said Parkerville Children and Youth Care would maintain a strong relationship with Pindan.
“Parkerville Children and Youth Care will continue with their commercial relationship with Pindan into the future; as Pindan experts continue to provide professional support in the development of Parkerville Children and Youth Care’s new Child Advocacy Centre,” he said.
Managing Director of Pindan, Mr George Allingame, said he was delighted that the Pindan team, and its network of subcontractors and suppliers, had raised $231,202 for such a worthy organisation.
“Pindan’s culture, built on family values, and with its strong focus on partnerships, is a perfect fit for the vital work Parkerville Children and Youth Care do in supporting WA’s most vulnerable children,” he said.
“Our staff will continue to fundraise for Parkerville Children and Youth Care for the rest of this year and we look forward to a long and prosperous partnership with them well into the future.”
About Pindan’s Charities
Pindan is committed to supporting community groups and since 2007 has raised more than $850,000 through staff fundraising drives and from charity home proceeds to the following organisations:
- Parkerville Children and Youth Care: 2014 to 2016
$231,202 charity home proceeds and $40,000 staff fundraising donated to date.
- Cystic Fibrosis WA: 2012 to 2013
$170,000 charity home proceeds and $32,000 staff fundraising donated.
- Association for the Blind: 2009 to 2011
$168,500 charity home proceeds plus $30,000 staff fundraising donated for Guide Dog, Shadow.
- Tabitha House Building Project: 2008
A team of 24 Pindan volunteers built 25 homes in Cambodia and $40,000 was raised by sub-contractors and suppliers.
- Peel Health Campus: 2007 to 2008
$150,000 donated from charity home proceeds.
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