Laurieton United Services Club named as finalist for 2019 Clubs and Community Awards

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.

Laurieton United Services Club (LUSC) has been recognised for its part in helping to connect and reconnect people in need with the wider community.

The club was named as a finalist for the 2019 Clubs and Community Awards, due to its ongoing support for the Camden Haven Community at 3 program.

The Awards recognise the outstanding social contributions made by clubs in their local area and throughout the state.

Each week LUSC hosts a weekly barbecue for the Camden Haven Community at 3, a group which supports people who are homeless, lonely or in financial difficulty.

The event provides a space where attendees can connect with the group's volunteers and can link with the necessary support that they may require.

Camden Haven Community at 3 can put people in touch with a range of services to help with a variety of issues.

Orange Sky Laundry volunteers have been hard at work in Laurieton helping people in need receive a vital service.

Orange Sky Laundry volunteers have been hard at work in Laurieton helping people in need receive a vital service.

LUSC secretary manager Rob Dwyer said the biggest and most significant vision for Community at 3 is to inspire other local communities without support networks to jump on the bandwagon.

"It all starts with a little gumption and a simple barbecue," he said.

Camden Haven Community at 3 chairperson Theo Hazelgrove is appealing to the community to make donations of food tins (with flip tops) and other non perishable items to Kew Corner Store and Peggy Landon - Osteopath.

As the weather turns cooler, the group is also accepting donations of blankets, pillows, gloves and socks.

Community donations: Steffan Andler and Theo Hazelgrove want residents to get on board with dropping off non perishable food items to the Kew Corner Store.

Community donations: Steffan Andler and Theo Hazelgrove want residents to get on board with dropping off non perishable food items to the Kew Corner Store.

There is a weekly barbecue from 3pm at the back of Laurieton United Services Club every Wednesday.

Theo said the operation of the service wouldn't be possible without its 24 volunteers who help out each week.

For more information or to make a donation, please visit communityat3.org.au

If you are a member of the community who is in financial difficulty or lonely please call the Camden Haven Community at 3 on 0419 370 076.

For 24 hour support people can call Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14.

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