THOUSANDS of dollars are to be raised for domestic violence victims as part of a deal between Hume Building Society and women’s shelter Betty’s Place.
Hume has made the crisis accommodation centre the focus of its charity work next year.
Its general manager of customer service, sales and marketing Melissa Sweetland said next year’s Hume Ladies’ Luncheon would raise money for the cause.
“The domestic violence statistics are heartbreaking and even though we live in a beautiful part of Australia, unfortunately we are not immune,” Ms Sweetland said.
“If we can do just a little bit to make the lives of those impacted easier, we will.”
Previous lunches have drawn $37,000 for the Fight Cancer Albury Wodonga Carer Accommodation Centre (2012) and $14,000 for the Border Ovarian Cancer Awareness Group (2013).
Albury-Wodonga Community Network chief executive Angelina Moore-Tabuteau, who oversees Betty’s Place, welcomed Hume’s help.
“The Hume Building Society is a community bank so we would hope that through their members and clients and goodwill we’ll be able to jump on their back and promote Betty’s House,” Ms Moore-Tabuteau said.
Clothes, toiletries and toys which have been donated by Hume staff were this week handed over to Betty’s Place.