Women's health donor circle established
After years of neglect by the NSW Liberal Government the community has taken women’s health into their own hands, establishing the Women’s Health Donor Circle.
L-R: Theresa Mason (Chief Executive Officer, Central Coast Community Women's Health Centre), Lisel Tesch MP (Member for Gosford), TRish Doyle MP (Blue Mountains) Rhonds Richardson PWHC Coordinator, Woy Woy.
7 June 2022
FUNDS raised by the Women’s Health Donor Circle will be aimed at supporting the Central Coast Community Women’s Health Centre to change the lives of women in the community.
Sally Jope, one of the founders of the Women’s Health Donor Circle said that they have had to step because the government has failed to do so.
“Women’s Health Centre’s across NSW have not had an adequate increase in funding since the 1980s. The Women’s Health Donor Centre aims to fund out of our own pockets to increase our capacity and do the work that is needed,” she said.
“It is also all about engaging with women and having conversations about women’s health and wellbeing.”
By making a regular financial commitment members of the Women’s Health Donor Circle will:
·Increase the centres capacity for counselling, therapeutic and health education groups;
·Increase the capacity of the women’s health GP clinic; and
·Provide additional case management support to women who have experienced sexual violence and or intimate partner violence.
Member for Gosford, Liesl Tesch has announced her support, becoming a foundation member of the Women’s Health Donor Circle.
“In the absence of the Perrottet Government taking women’s health seriously I have stepped up to the plate to deliver for our community,” Ms. Tesch said.
“However at the end of the day, while I am so grateful for people like Sally Jope and the other founders of the Donor Circle, it is absolutely shameful that this NSW Liberal Government has not invested in the health of women.”
Ms. Tesch encourages those who can to join in the Donor Circle and support women on the Coast.
“This is about not only physically supporting women, but also about lifting up the voice of women when it comes to their health and wellbeing,” she said.
“Every little bit helps and as their mantra is, every gift makes a difference, so please have this in mind when considering whether you’d like to join the Donor Circle.”
There are three tiers of giving and donations can be monthly or annually.
The next Donor Circle event is planned for Wednesday 20 July, from 5pm to 7pm.
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