Office address: 2/12 Elgin Street, Maitland NSW 2320 | Mail: PO Box 920, Maitland NSW 2320

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Authorised by Jay Suvaal, Country Labor Party, 9/377 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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Carrie's Place

September 22, 2016

Maitland's women's refuge Carrie's Place has had a successful month for donations. Following the successful "Big Gig—A Variety Night for Carrie's Place", local businesses have chipped in and offered generous financial support to assist the refuge. It is with much pleasure that I inform the House that the local Amcal Pharmacy at Rutherford has offered support of $5,000 worth of Amcal gift vouchers to Carrie's Place. Clients will be able to exchange the vouchers for products at the store. I congratulate the pharmacy's owner, Guy McKendry, and his team on supporting this worthwhile cause, which will assist the refuge in continuing its important work. I also congratulate Joe Gollan and Bronwyn Bell on their amazing organisation of the successful "Big Gig". However, it must be remembered that Carrie's Place, like all women's refuges across this State, needs more support. I urge all businesses to come on board and support women and children who are escaping domestic violence.

 

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