Barbeque helps connect to lonely, homeless

Community first: Laurieton United Services Club's Rob Dwyer and Camden haven Community at 3's Theo Hazelgrove.
Community first: Laurieton United Services Club's Rob Dwyer and Camden haven Community at 3's Theo Hazelgrove.

“It’s been a real success. Some have found jobs, others permanent accommodation.”

Camden Haven Community at 3 is kicking some tremendous goals in the community in helping the homeless, lonely and disadvantaged.

Chairperson Theo Hazelgrove said the group is now revitalised after its annual meeting and was looking forward to connecting with the community.

“We have now recommenced our weekly free connect barbeque each Wednesday at 4pm – due to daylight savings – at the LUSC,” he said.

“The group is now a registered charity and welcomes the homeless and lonely and disadvantaged in our area.

“We offer a safe place to connect, where we can bond and build a rapport with people and also provide them with the necessary support that they may require or need.”

Mr Hazelgrove said the group is also working in concert with Orange Sky Laundry who are also part of the Wednesday event.

He said there were many success stories already.

Mr Hazelgrove thanked the LUSC for their support including the use of the barbeque facilities and access to other facilities.

The charity has now received tax deductable status for donations of $2 or more. Donations can be posted to PO Box 46, Kendall, 2439 or deposited at the Holiday Coast Credit Union.

If any person requires help from the Camden Haven Community at 3, they should call 0438 358 057.