Mother’s Day High Tea for charity

Jackie Klarkowski (left), Helen Barker and Vicki Goddard

Local volunteer run charity, We Care Connect, is inviting women of the Central Coast to get together for a Mother’s Day High Tea at Toukley to support local children living in poverty.

This will be We Care Connect’s first major fundraising event in more than 12 months because COVID-19 had curtailed the usual fundraising activities of the charity.

“We’re excited to host our first Mother’s Day High Tea to raise money for We Care Connect and it will be a lovely opportunity for friends, family and colleagues to get together and visit The Beachie, which looks fantastic after it’s renovation,” said We Care Connect Board member, Jackie Klarkowski.

“Just as importantly, it’s an opportunity for the community to show their support for local kids who don’t have enough,” she said.

“This community is pretty special and we’re lucky to be a part of it.

“Our idyllic Coast also has a dark side and more than 10,000 children live below the poverty line, that’s one in six children who don’t have enough.

“With the help of the local community, We Care Connect provides practical everyday essentials to thousands of children each year.

“These are essentials such as clothing, cots, car seats and prams, so that families don’t need to decide between feeding their children or making sure that they have clothes to keep them warm,” Klarkowski said.

We Care Connect works to reduce childhood poverty and disadvantage, one local family at a time.

That could be a child who has to flee their home due to domestic violence, families living below the poverty line, or children living in emergency care.

We Care Connect distributes pre-loved children’s items through a professional network of support agencies and case workers.

Money raised goes towards We Care Connect’s goal to support more than 3,000 children this year.

The Mother’s Day High Tea will be held at The Beachie on Main Rd, Toukley from 11.30am to 2pm on Friday, May 7.

Sue Murray