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Donation sets wheels in motion for group’s new home

South Western Times

A motorcycle group in Bunbury has recognised methamphetamine is destroying lives in the community and is committed to helping out the drug support group Doors Wide Open.

As a result of a charity ride on November 12, the Maori group Nga Uri Riders raised $2700 to help fund a permanent premises for the support group.

Vice president Dave Tokona said people affected by the drug were not receiving the help they needed.

“People are dying from this drug and it is a huge problem which we are really behind because once you are on it, it’s a vicious cycle,” Mr Tokona said.

“This stuff is even in schools now, but people aren’t educated and don’t know where to get help.”

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He said the work Doors Wide Open was doing in the community needed to be supported because they were helping turn lives around.

Doors Wide Open founder Lina Pugh said the group’s support had been amazing and they had almost reached their target of $20,000 to secure a permanent premises in Bunbury.

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