Monday, 16th May, 2016
The Rural and Remote Autism Network (RRAN) is Westpac bank’s charity of choice for a $500 donation.
Local branch manager Scott Howe said the gift would be made as part of the bank’s 200th anniversary next year and that the staff had picked RRANA.
“We hope to be able to do more things like this in the coming 12 months,” Mr Howe said.
RRAN president Stacey Evers said the donation meant a lot.
“We are only a small organisation with a small group of passionate volunteers and we do not have a large pool of funds,” Mrs Evers said.
“We have been working hard during April to raise money to be used towards getting a renowned guest speaker to Broken Hill to conduct workshops for parents and professionals.
“We are working with other organisations to make this a reality and it looks like it will be going ahead later this year.
“It is definitely a costly venture to make something like this happen and this $500 will go towards supporting this event.
“We would also like to host other speakers in the future so hopefully this won’t be a one off.”
Mrs Evers said she hoped this will also help to get RRAN out in the public eye.
“I really hope that this donation does show that RRAN is more prominent in the community, as we have been working hard to achieve this.
“We want people to be aware of the work that we do and know how to get in touch with us if necessary.”
(For more information visit www.rran.org.au or contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org).