REFAP ladies supporting Karratha Women’s Refuge

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REFAP is proud to be assisting the Karratha Women’s Refuge by meeting a need for female workers to mow its new turf.

The Women’s Refuge was given a donation of turf and a lawnmower, but staff were unable to allocate time to mow regularly due to the unpredictability of their work.

Two female Community Pride participants did the first cut and will now provide the service fortnightly. They are also happy to help with other gardening and maintenance work, and recently painted the garden shed.

The Karratha Women’s Refuge is run by the Salvation Army, and is one of several services the Salvation Army provides in Western Australia to support women facing family and domestic violence.

Captain Lynn Boughton, Assistant Manager at the Women’s Refuge, is full of praise for the REFAP workers.

“The service provided by REFAP has been remarkable,” she said.

“It’s not always possible to find female tradespeople, but having female workers on our premises makes life so much easier for the women who are with us.

“We are hopeful of an ongoing relationship,” she said.

REFAP Coordinator, Kyle Bartlett said REFAP has been supporting the Salvation Army for a few months, and is it rewarding to be able to extend this support to the Women’s Refuge.

“It’s satisfying for the REFAP ladies to know they are making a difference and assisting in a situation where women are at risk,” he said.