Horticulture students from Western Sydney Institute of TAFE have come to the aid of Rosie’s Place in Rooty Hill, building them a sensory garden.
Rosie’s Place is a community-based sexual assault counselling service for children, young people and their non-offending family members.
Federal Member for Chifley, Ed Husic hosted an International Women’s Day breakfast in March this year which raised $1200 for Rosie’s Place.
Guest speaker at the breakfast and Director of TAFE Western Sydney Institute, Susan Hartigan announced on the day, that they would make students available from their School of Horticulture to come out to Rosie’s Place to build the garden.
Last week, Mr Husic paid a visit to Rosie’s Place to see the almost-completed garden.
“The students and teachers from Western Sydney Institute have done an outstanding job transforming this backyard into a tranquil environment,” Mr Husic said.
“This exercise speaks volumes about TAFE’s commitment to our local community and I want to thank Susan Hartigan, the students, teachers and everyone who attended the breakfast for their generosity.”
Proceeds of the International Women’s Day breakfast were also presented to Rosie’s Place.