Central Highlands Water (CHW) have presented a cheque for $4,589 to local charity WRISC Family Violence Support Centre on World Water Day, Friday 22 March 2019. The donation was raised through the sale of CHW stainless steel refillable bottles at this year’s Begonia Festival.
General Manager, Customer and Community, Ms Jacqueline O’Neill, said, ‘We are committed to giving back to the communities we provide services to and we are passionate about our vulnerable customer program for those in our community who are experiencing financial difficulty and family violence.”
“CHW is very proud to support the invaluable work WRISC offers to the local community,” Ms O’Neill said.
Ms Libby Jewson, Executive Officer of WRISC said, “We are very appreciative to CHW for choosing us as their partnering local charity at this year’s Begonia Festival. CHW is doing some great work in our community and this donation will assist WRISC to provide more support to families experiencing violence.”
“We believe that everyone has the right to be safe, to be treated equally and to have access to the same opportunities as everyone else,” Ms Jewson said.
Central Highlands Water is the major community partner of the annual Ballarat Begonia Festival. CHW staff volunteered their time during the festival long weekend to sell bottles and highlight the importance of reducing single-use plastic waste.