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Westside Community Care Seeds fundraising dinner taking place June 10

Guy Hazlewood    April 23, 2024    2 min read   

The Westside Community Care (WCC) will hold its annual Seeds Dinner fundraiser, not only commemorating the organisation’s 20th anniversary but also honouring the memories of those whose stories have shaped its journey.

The event aims to raise over $50,000, with proceeds going towards WCC and the Westside Transformations program, a vital initiative that has impacted countless lives in the community.

One of the poignant stories that will be shared at the event is that of Anne-Marie Priggins, whose heartbreaking loss 20 years ago sparked the genesis of WCC’s mission.

On June 10, 2004, Anne-Marie’s 13-month-old daughter Kylie Anne, tragically lost her life in a car fire on Springfield Parkway.

At the time of the accident, the Priggins family resided in Springfield Lakes, and the devastating news quickly spread through the tight-knit community.

The 2023 Westside Community Care Seeds fundraising event raised $50,000.

Pastor Phil Cutliffe, founder of WCC and Westside Transformations, realised the need for WCC to spread further into the wider community.

“From that tragic accident, we realised we weren’t just there to help the families we knew, but also help people we didn’t know,” he said.

“We had to be there for the whole community and to bless the whole community.”

It was a moment of clarity that WCC’s mission was to be a beacon of hope and support for the entire Springfield community.

In response to the heartbreaking loss, the community rallied together, showcasing an outpouring of support and generosity.

Within weeks, thousands of dollars were raised from contributions across the community, a testament to the unity and compassion that defined the response.

The Seeds Dinner not only serves as a fundraising event but also as a platform to share stories of hope, resilience, and the transformative power of community support.

It’s a remembrance of the past, a celebration of the present, and a hopeful look towards the future of Westside Community Care.

For more information on how to purchase virtual tickets or support WCC’s mission, visit their website or phone 3818 2915.

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Guy Hazlewood