Hope House in Batemans Bay has celebrated it’s 10th birthday to be heralded as a great success.
A big crowd was on hand to celebrate the milestone event. Eurobodalla Shire deputy Mayor Rob Pollock officially opened the event and re-enforced council’s commitment to supporting Hope House wherever possible. NRL and Australian Rugby League legend Mick Weyman attended along with a number of former Hope House residents, workers and volunteers and a number of local musicians known as The Bay Boys donated their time to the event.
The birthday cake was provided by Batehaven Bakery and was cut by Community Life President Dennis Hughes and Hope House Manager Shirley Diskon.
The silent auction raised over $1500 which will be put towards more improvements to Hope House.
In the meantime The Hope House Manager Shirley Diskon has announced the NSW Minister for Family and Community Services and Member for Kiama Gareth Ward will be visiting Hope House on September 20th for a first hand look at the facility. He will meet with members of the board and Mrs Diskon to discuss ways that the government can further support Hope House into the future.