Friday gift from Enable aids Intown

Callum HunterSouth Western Times
Enable staff Gem Fielder, Kate Pyburne, chief communications officer Rhea Divall and Kellie Roennfeldt present Intown support worker Chondelle Heron with more than $200 worth of donations.
Camera IconEnable staff Gem Fielder, Kate Pyburne, chief communications officer Rhea Divall and Kellie Roennfeldt present Intown support worker Chondelle Heron with more than $200 worth of donations. Credit: South Western Times, Callum Hunter

Bunbury’s Intown Centre received a surprise gift last week when representatives of Enable WA arrived and handed over more than $200 worth of non-perishables and sanitary items... in their pyjamas.

“On Fridays we always try to do something different that will actually benefit the community and so the staff themselves will donate money or products that will benefit members of the community,” Enable chief community officer Rhea Divall said.

“So today we chose the Intown Centre and we decided we would wear our pyjamas for the day.”

Clients of the centre were forced to take a double look as Mrs Divall and her team walked in adorned in their brightly coloured pyjamas and struggling to carry the bags and boxes full of donations.

Centre chairman David Bailey was blown away by the generosity of Enable’s visit and said the donated goods received would help a lot of people.

“We provide emergency relief hampers to families who are suffering and help out the department of human services when they’ve had families come to them and ask for help,” he said.

“When we receive things like this, it’s wonderful, we’re able to help the community and those struggling because of the support we get.

“It was unexpected and greatly appreciated.”

Mr Bailey added that he was proud the centre was still at the front of people’s minds in relation to community support and that the donations would be used to help as many people as possible.

Enable’s Friday donations have been running for several years now, according to Mrs Divall, and has been used to help support many of Bunbury’s other relief services.

“It’s important to know that the Intown Centre supports many of the clients we support with disabilities and so we can see the value it is to the community,” she said.

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