Family fun for anti-poverty awareness | PHOTOS

Centacare Ceduna hosted a family fun day at the Ceduna Memorial Hall on Wednesday to raise awareness for Anti-Poverty Week.

The community event was packed with fun games and activities for children, included a barbecue lunch and also allowed local service providers to present the community with information about the services they offer.

Centacare’s financial capability worker Toni Pittaway said it was a good way to raise awareness.

“The day has gone well, it was good to hold it in the holidays to allow families the opportunity to come,” she said.

“This helps bring awareness to Anti-Poverty Week and allows service providers to talk about services for those who need help.

“This is a way to give people good information, otherwise they don’t know what services are around, so this let’s the community know what is available.”

Anti-Poverty Week was established in Australian in 2002 as an expansion of the United Nations’ annual International Anti-Poverty Day on October 17.

Each year more than four hundred activities are arranged by community groups across Australia for the day, involving many thousands of organisations and people.