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Evolution Mining’s Kalgoorlie golf day raises $30okay for homeless youth

The co-ordinator of a charity that houses homeless youth was overwhelmed with a $30,000 donation she said would help improve their lives.

The Crossroads West Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Accommodation Service provides a 12-bed facility for youth between 15 and 25 years old who are homeless or at risk of being home-less.

Last week the charity received a $30,000 donation from the Evolution Mining charity golf day event.

The annual event sees Evolution employers and contractors take to the greens to raise funds for a local charity.

This year almost 200 people attended, raising $30,000 for the homeless youth accommodation service.

Crossroads West service co-ordinator Jo Rogers said the donation would improve the experiences and lives of local youth.

“I don’t even have words for it — this is massive,” she said.

“We’re so blessed to help these young people, but we had limited funds as it is and our building needs it.”

She said the money would go towards improvements of living standards at the centre but also improving the experience for youth in care.

She said a trip to Esperance’s Woody Island could now be a possibility for the youth at the centre, some of whom lived there for up to nine months.

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