Markets celebrate decade of work
THE Salvation Army Tom Quinn Centre celebrated 10 great years of service to the community with some birthday markets - which doubled as a fundraiser to make up some of the funds recently cut by the State Government.
The community centre in Norville is designed to overcome barriers to employment for disadvantaged and marginalised people.
Community services manager Tom Osborne said in the 10 years it had been operating, the Tom Quinn Centre had helped thousands of people find employment.
"But most of our funding has come from the State Government and the majority has been cut," he said.
"We have lost five staff over the last four weeks."
Mr Osborne said he appreciated the community's support at Saturday's markets.
"We had a great day. There were a lot of stalls, entertainment and good food," he said.
Stallholder Raquel Llorente, 19, who is fundraising for Elliott Heads surf club, said the weather was "perfect" for the event.