Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 - City of Bayswater
FOLLOWING the devastating Haiti earthquake, the Bayswater Senior Citizens Centre is reaching out to lend a hand.

The centre is calling on people to support its raffle to help raise money for the current Red Cross appeal, either through donating prizes or buying a ticket.

“The Haiti earthquake is something we will never understand and the enormity of it is almost beyond comprehension,” Bayswater Mayor Terry Kenyon said.

“But this is a time when people are suffering and we can offer them assistance in some way – even helping just one person is an achievement.

“Australians are renowned for pitching in and lending a hand when it’s really needed, even if it’s just sparing a few dollars for some raffle tickets or helping out with prizes.

“It doesn’t matter how big or small… but if we all contribute and work together, we can help these people get back on track and rebuild their lives.”

To make a donation or buy a raffle ticket, drop in to the centre at 27 King William Street, Bayswater, or call (08) 9271 5198. The raffle will be drawn on February 26.

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City of Bayswater

The City of Bayswater is a local government area in the inner north-eastern suburbs of the West Australian capital city of Perth, about 9km north-east of Perth's CBD, and includes the suburbs of Bayswater, Beford, Embleton, Maylands, Morley and Noranda and parts of Mount Lawley and Dianella. It covers an area of 32.8 square kilometres and has a population of 55,801.

Originally, the Bayswater Road District was created in 1897 and, in 1961, it became a shire before attaining City status in 1983. The City of Bayswater is divided into four wards and represented by 11 councillors with the Mayor elected from among the councillors.

Recent developments in the City of Bayswater include the opening of the Galleria shopping centre in 1994, on the site of the old Boans building that burnt down in 1986. Morley is now the largest commercial district outside of Perth and Fremantle and further growth is expected.
Chris Thomas
P: (08) 9272 0923


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