Geraldton-based charity passes $2m in regional aid grants

Tamra CarrGeraldton Guardian
Renee Doyle, Peter Brown, Andrew Horstman, Tiny Holly, Sonya Hamilton, Mark Beretta, Chris Dobson, Lisa Pirrottina, Andy Horstman, Mick Librizzi were the 2017 Midwest Charity Begins at Home gala committee.
Camera IconRenee Doyle, Peter Brown, Andrew Horstman, Tiny Holly, Sonya Hamilton, Mark Beretta, Chris Dobson, Lisa Pirrottina, Andy Horstman, Mick Librizzi were the 2017 Midwest Charity Begins at Home gala committee. Credit: Supplied

Midwest Charity Begins at Home has this month passed a new milestone, handing out more than $2 million in donations.

The Geraldton-based charity has been providing financial relief to residents affected by serious illness for the past 11 years.

President Chris Dobson said a young family had helped the charity meet the milestone.

“The donation that made us reach $2 million was to a young family with young children,” Ms Dobson said.

“She was a cancer patient and such a worthy recipient.

“It’s been almost bizarre in Geraldton — the community has given so much even in the hard times with businesses doing it tough.

“Tickets for our gala dinner only just went on sale a few weeks ago and there’s already been 430 sold — the tickets are nearly gone.”

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The charity’s next fundraiser will be a screening of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again at Orana Cinemas on July 19.

The annual gala dinner will be held at Geraldton Grammar School’s Batavia Hall on October 27.

This year’s theme will be the circus.

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