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In 1983, a small group of dedicated volunteers gathered to discuss the support needs of people in the Perth Hills area. These were humble beginnings for what is now known as Rise – Your Community Support Network, originally called Hills Community Support Group. Today, Rise provides support to over 2000 people through a staff and volunteer workforce of over 400 people.

Without the help and support from others, we would not be able to provide the depth of services we do today. Whether it’s giving a bit of your time, or donating to a cause you’re passionate about- your support will make a difference.

We’re often asked “how can I help?’ and the answer is simple. Whether you have time or money to share, there’s always something extra that we could do to make a difference to someone that needs support.

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  • Because people with a disability go clubbing too.

Some of our crew hit the d-floor this week as they rocked out at The Newport Hotel in Freo.

We heard the dancing went on until the wee hours, and there may have been a few tired people the next day.

We can't applaud venues enough that create safe spaces for people of all abilities. 
Memories of good tunes, meeting new friends and sore feet should be something everyone can treasure.
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  • Young women helping young women!

We were super pumped to meet Perth music duo @feelsofficial_  yesterday and learn more about why they are raising funds for Kira House - our safe house for young women fleeing family and domestic violence.

Rosie and Elise (on the right) were invited to remix rocking tune 'Cotton Eye' by Drew @mayhillsau, and they put their own tropical spin on it. 
Drew also had an idea to raise funds for a worthy cause at the same time. When the remix launches on December 22, part proceeds will go to Kira House.

We just love that these two groups have collaborated to not only produce some amazing music, but help a good cause too.

We'll have more details soon on how you can purchase the track and help them give young women a helping hand.
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  • Our clients at Peter Anderton Centre in Forrestfield had a ball putting on a talent show for friends and family!

The group sang two songs and performed two bellydancing routines. There was plenty of punch and nibbles, and a slideshow showing photos of all the fun we've had this year!
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  • If we had to count the number of times we've told you we love our volunteers this year, we'd be there for a while!

Non-for-profit organisations like Rise are so thankful for the generous people of Perth.

For the people who give up their free time to help others; to prepare meals, to transport people, to be a friendly face.

Last week we got a chance to say a big THANK YOU to our vollies - all 187 of them!!! We hosted four breakfasts across Perth, in Armadale, Warwick, Mundaring and Forrestfield.

There was also a special event at Government House to acknowledge the hard work of all WA volunteers - some even got to meet the Govenor!
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