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The lights are on at Tranby Centre

The lights are on and the doors open at Tranby Centre every Saturday morning for the first time thanks to the generosity of the Perth community during our 2017 Winter Appeal: Turn on the Lights.

The fundraising target of $150,000 was reached in August, which will allow us to provide services for Perth’s homeless community on Saturday mornings for one year.

Allan’s been visiting Tranby for years, but these days he’s there to lend support, having found a place of his own. Most of his friends aren’t so lucky and until recently, haven’t had anywhere to go on Saturday mornings to enjoy the very simplest of needs.

“When you’re homeless, even a hot shower can be enough to brighten up your day,” Allan explains.

CEO Amanda Hunt said the Winter Appeal was an opportunity to shine a light on the plight of people doing it tough and start a conversation about how all of us can help to end homelessness.

“It’s been so heartening to be able to open the doors at Tranby on Saturday mornings to help with basic needs such as food, showers, clean clothes and somewhere where people can relax and enjoy a hot cuppa and a conversation,” Ms Hunt said.

“We’ve seen people walk in off the streets soaked to the skin and freezing, with nowhere else to go. They’re just so thankful to be warm and dry, something we all take for granted.
“Thank you to everyone who supported our Winter Appeal to help Turn on the Lights for those most vulnerable in our community,” she said.


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The lights are on and the doors open at Tranby Centre every Saturday morning for the first time thanks to the generosity of the Perth community during our 2017 Winter Appeal: Turn on the Lights.

The fundraising target of $150,000 was reached in August, which will allow us to provide services for Perth’s homeless community on Saturday mornings for one year.