Successful fundraising at Boronia

Successful fundraising at Boronia

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Angelhands patron Ann O'Neill accepts a donation from WA's acting victims of crime commissioner Kati Kraszlan.

Money from a bake sale has been generously donated to victims of crime.

Funds were raised on January 17 during a National Corrections Day bake and crafts sale hosted by the Boronia Pre-Release Centre for Women in Bentley and all monies have been donated to Western Australia’s angelhands.

Women from the Bentley facility raised money by selling bread, croissants and buns to Department of Justice staff at the David Malcolm Justice Centre whilst craft items were made by prisoners at Bandyup Women’s Prison.

Corrective Services Commissioner Tony Hassall said the Boronia residents were completing hospitality training in preparation for employment upon release.

“They were able to interact with real customers on the day and sell food they had made,” he said.

“As a means of giving back it was important that the money raised was donated to support victims of crime.”

Angelhands patron and founder Dr Ann O’Neil said the money was greatly appreciated.

“I think it’s really awesome because we have such synergy with people who have had offending behaviours because many of those offending behaviours are the result of unresolved trauma,” she said.

“These funds will go to all our programs, including those helping people in the pre-release journey.”