Victor Harbor VIEW Club discusses regional poverty issues

Anti-poverty Week: VIEW Club secretary Sheila Klinger thanks Mary McCleave for addressing the group on the issues of homelessness and poverty in the region.
Anti-poverty Week: VIEW Club secretary Sheila Klinger thanks Mary McCleave for addressing the group on the issues of homelessness and poverty in the region.

At the most recent Victor Harbor VIEW Club meeting held at the Middleton Tavern on October 15, the guest speaker was Mary McCleave who spoke about the work of South Coast Christian Community Care.

South Coast Christian Community Care regularly deals with the issues of homelessness and poverty, both of which are prevalent across the Fleurieu region.

Ms McCleave is working to ensure greater awareness of these issues as part of national Anti Poverty Week.

VIEW Club Secretary Sheila Klinger presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Ms McCleave for her enlightening presentation which brought these issues to the forefront of the minds of VIEW Club members.

VIEW is affiliated with The Smith Family and supports children and students in need to get the most out of their education through the Learning for Life Programs, with education being one of the best ways to break the poverty cycle and act as a life changing experience for children and young adults.

The Victor Harbor VIEW Club currently sponsors four students and is hoping to increase that number in the near future.

The Club recently hosted a successful Fashion Extravaganza at EAT@Whalers with over 100 people attending.

All funds raised from the event will be utilised to support the the Learning for Life Program.

The Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at the Middleton Tavern from 11am.

New members are always sought and made welcome. For more information, contact: 0418 845 989.