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18 March 2021

Diggers support Fairfield community housing

Giving back to the community is all part of the process for the Cabra-Vale Diggers Club, having provided $10,000 for Hume Community Housing to support public information events for those needing support.

The most recent event (17 March 2021) held at Fairfield Youth and Community Centre was a well-attended mini expo, where attendees had the opportunity to engage with a small group of service providers and hear presentations on how to access NSW Government’s Savings and Rebates that they may not have known about.

Director for Cabra-Vale Diggers, Walter Robinson OAM JP said the club takes pride in supporting local endeavours.

“In 2020 we awarded grants worth $1,044,180 with the $10,000 for Hume included in this sum,he said.

“We’ve been serving the community for over 95 years, donating to a diverse range of community organisations and groups. From aged care, education, health services and ethnic groups. Cabra-Vale Diggers is proud to support and give back to its community.”

Hume’s Community Cohesion Officer, Sarithya Tuy, said Hume is most grateful to the support provided by Cabra-Vale Diggers.

“We need to reach out to the community as much as possible and having the support of organisations like the Cabra-Vale Diggers is really important, so many thanks to them,” he said.

“These events allow us to build knowledge and confidence of social housing tenants and the general public to access local services, foster integration social housing tenants and the wider community and enhance collaboration among local service providers to improve service provision.”

Apart from Hume, services also represented at the Expo were Community First Step, CORE Community Services, Parks Community Network and the Assyrian Resource Centre. Hume would also like to thank these organisations for supporting this initiative.

Hume Community Housing, based in Fairfield, Parramatta and the Hunter, provides homes and services to more than 9,000 people across New South Wales from all walks of life. The organisation exists to help members of the community find secure, safe housing to meet their needs and goals – both socially and economically. From building new properties, providing housing assistance, tenancy and property management and providing specialist services, Hume Housing plays a significant role in both the social and housing sector.

Michael Foulkes, General Manager, Cabra-Vale Diggers, Walter Robinson OAM JP, Director, Cabra Vale Diggers, Lindsay Sharp, Director, Cabra-Vale Diggers and Hume’s Community Cohesion Officer, Sarithya Tuy.

Rachel Tausia, Martine Burnette and Raieda Al Fars from Community First Step

Rachel Tausia, Martine Burnette and Raieda Al Fars from Community First Step