12 April, 2024

Appeal surpasses $2000

THE Warrnambool community has once again thrown its support behind a local charity’s fundraising appeal.

The Crystal Lee Foundation recently put a call out asking for financial support to ensure the continuation of its free bereavement support service.

The Warrnambool-based organisation is hoping locals will dig deep and join the ‘Crystal Lee Foundation $100 Club’ to help keep its bereavement counsellor on the road.

As of earlier this week the appeal had raised $2100 towards its $5000 target to ‘Keep Michael on the Road’.

“We’re thrilled with the support we have received so far for the appeal and very grateful to all those who have donated,” Crystal Lee Foundation executive officer Julienne Clifford said.

“We have estimated it will cost around $5,000 this year to keep our wonderful bereavement counsellor, Michael Turner-Downes, on the road,” Ms Clifford said.

“He (Michael) is wonderful with people and has been on the road for two years now. He has helped more than 60 people across the district and we hope to help many more in the years to come.”

The foundation does not receive any government funding and in tough times it becomes even more challenging to raise funds.

The free service is available to anyone who has lost someone, regardless of age or circumstance.

Anyone wishing to donate $100 towards the appeal can do so by heading to the Crystal Lee Foundation website.


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