Thousands raised for local wildlife shelter

Thousands raised for local wildlife shelter

Trevor Drummond, Sue Buters, Ed Parry, Patrick Woodford, and Regina Drummond. Photograph - Aaron Van Rongen.

People in Perth’s southern suburbs have thrown their support behind the team at the Darling Range Wildlife Shelter.

The shelter held its annual online auction late last month, raising more than $4000 to cover ongoing costs.

DRWS’s fundraising team auctioned off a vast array of items, donated by businesses from across WA.

“We are grateful that people can connect with us and our cause; that we have a wider community out there that we belong to and that gives our work real purpose,” DRWS wildlife liaison and support manager Yasmin Hunter said.

“We are so pleased to have such a large community of people following us on social media and supporting the work we do.

“We totally encourage people to donate to a cause which is close to their heart…it will make you feel fabulous.:

“Your small or large act of charity can make a massive difference to an organisation run primarily by a volunteer workforce, like DRWS.”

Last month also saw Kenwick residents Trevor and Regina Drummond do their bit to raise funds for the shelter.

Over two weekends, the couple held multiple garage sales at their home on Kenwick Road.

The couple did enough to raise more than $2300, with all proceeds going straight to DRWS.

Ms Drummond said both they and the Kenwick community were proud to provide assistance to the shelter.

“The recent garage sales went well, considering the circumstances (COVID19, lockdowns, masks etc.),” she said.

“It’s very important to raise awareness and collect funds to support the shelter.

“As clearing and housing development increases, a lot of pressure is put on our wildlife.

“These animals are unable to speak up for themselves and ask for help…it’s very important for everyone to realise we are sharing our space with other critters who also need safe homes and food.

“The shelter gives these critters another chance at life.”

Mr and Ms Drummond are planning to host more fundraising events/garage sales later in the year.