Government, business, club and community members of the Central Coast joined together at Central Coast Leagues Club to celebrate the retirement of Coast Shelter’s CEO, Laurie Maher, after 26 years of dedicated service to the homeless and homelessness prevention.
The Laurie Maher Foundation, launched during the night, recognises and aims to continue the critical work in early homelessness prevention through the Coast Community Centre which was originally founded by Maher. The tribute dinner raised $30,000 through presentations from Central Coast Leagues Club, Bungaree Aboriginal Association and Central Coast Council; raffles and ticket entry and through other donations. Entertainment was provided by Central Coast Grammar School String Quartet, Sound Waves Barber Shop Chorus, Troy Henderson and Angela Brewer from Central Coast Opera.
Source: Media release, Jul 17 Jemma Wilson, Coast Shelter Photos: Noel Plummer