Geraldton winter donations to help women with little to nothing when they turn to local refuge

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Desert Blue Connect refuge co-ordinator Meegan Taylor, Inner Wheel incoming president Margaret Pike and incoming treasurer Coralie Cream.
Camera IconDesert Blue Connect refuge co-ordinator Meegan Taylor, Inner Wheel incoming president Margaret Pike and incoming treasurer Coralie Cream. Credit: Supplied

From one group of women to another — a Geraldton community group dropped off a boot-load of essential winter goods to a local women’s refuge.

Inner Wheel Club of Geraldton members donated pillows, warm pyjamas, grooming products and snacks to Desert Blue Connect’s Chrysalis House Women’s Refuge last week.

Incoming club president Margaret Pike said: “We are so proud that we were able to assist with providing warm winter clothing and personal goods to make life a little easier for the women staying at the refuge.”

Desert Blue Connect refuge co-ordinator Meegan Taylor said women escaping family violence often arrived at the refuge with nothing.

“To be able to provide them with clothing and personal items is to provide dignity in what are often very hard and traumatic circumstances,” she said.

The club is open to all women over 18 and aims to promote “true friendship”, “personal service”, and “international understanding”.

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