Yesterday I supported the Day Street Band on stage at Leichhardt Bowling Club, for a charity event raising funds for The Girls Refuge crisis centre.
The Refuge helps girls who are at high-risk of homelessness due to family breakdowns, domestic and family violence, trauma, abuse or mental health issues.
Unable to survive on government funding alone, the centre receives an enormous amount of support from the local community, including non-government organisations, local businesses, individuals and events.
The Day Street Band, which is comprised of a group of musician neighbours from Day Street in Leichhardt, gets together once a year to host the benefit in support of the Refuge.
The day was an enormous success. Leichhardt Bowling Club was packed to the rafters with almost 500 attendees and around $10,000 raised.
The event was a great example of Inner West residents rallying to support the less fortunate members of our community.
Thank you to Simon Morel the organiser and bassist of the band and Leichhardt Bowling Club for hosting the event.
Leader of the Australian Labor Party, MP for Grayndler, Rabbitohs Life Member. Authorised by Anthony Albanese, ALP, Canberra.