The Karuah Mission

A Fundraising Initiative by Lambton Park Hotel

Just half an hour up the highway from Newcastle, on Worimi land, sits a community of strong, proud Aboriginal people, the Karuah Community.

Living and growing up on the mission brings a great sense of community and strong connection to their culture to the Karuah people. However, with a significant lack of funds and support some resources are scarce. 

On the list of important needs is a new office. The Karuah Community’s head office needs to be moved as it experiences a threat of being condemned, walls lined with holes and the roof full of leaks. Government funding is limited, so Karuah is mostly left to their own devices for fundraising. 

In an effort to maintain their status as a self-sufficient community, our CEO, Shai Tichardson has introduced an educational facility for people of the community, where they learn various trades that assist with maintenance of the mission. Recently, some members have studied landscaping which has allowed them in turn to build a community garden that provides fresh produce, fruits, and vegetables. 

The community believes in being self-sustaining to empower members and allows the strengthening and continuation of Aboriginal culture. 

Next on the agenda is a medical centre, so community members can access the medical care they need, including; psychology, counselling, general medical, dental etc without a need to travel. 

A beautiful, but vulnerable community that needs our support. The connection to their land, is important for Indigenous communities and it is vital for them to maintain. 

The Lambton Park Hotel have arranged a fundraiser this July. Where various local businesses have donated large prizes to support the efforts. These items will be raffled off on Saturday 30th July at their Christmas in July MEGA raffle. 

Please come along and join us! 

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