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Synergy and Ruah Community Services connect to light up lives this Christmas

Synergy is shining a light on support for vulnerable and disadvantaged Western Australians this Christmas by partnering with Ruah Community Services for the Ruah Tree of Light, powered by Synergy Christmas appeal.

The partnership will help fund critical services Ruah provides each year to more than 30,000 Western Australians escaping trauma or doing it tough.

Synergy Chief Executive Officer David Fyfe said the organisation will donate to the appeal and raise awareness through the 2022 Synergy Xmas Lights Trail.

“I’m delighted the 2022 Synergy Xmas Lights Trail will support those in need by increasing awareness and donations to Ruah Tree of Light, powered by Synergy Christmas appeal,” Mr Fyfe said.

“For many of us Christmas is a time for celebrating with family and friends, but for those vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our community the festive season can be a difficult time.

“As part of our commitment to social value within the communities we service, Synergy will also donate $20,000 to Ruah to boost the vital support it provides to Western Australians struggling with domestic violence, poverty and mental health challenges.”

Since 2017, the Synergy Xmas Lights Trail has connected the community to the best Christmas lights displays across the WA.

This year’s Synergy Xmas Lights Trail decorators will be able to raise money for Ruah through their profile pages and encourage visitors to donate to the Ruah Tree of Light, powered by Synergy Christmas appeal.

Ruah Community Services Chief Executive Officer Debra Zanella said campaign would help to provide support and the provision of essential services to people who need it most this Christmas.

“Ruah is really pleased to be partnering with Synergy on this campaign as we head towards the end of another challenging year for many Western Australians,” Ms Zanella said.

“This year, while coming together with friends and family to enjoy the Synergy Xmas Lights Trail’s incredible light displays, I encourage people to think about those who are less fortunate.

“With your kindness and generosity, we can spread a little light to those people we support in our community who are, or are at risk of, experiencing homelessness, family and domestic violence or mental health challenges this festive season.”

Ruah is a WA-based independent, not-for-profit community service organisation that has delivered tailored, wrap-around support services for more than 60 years to people experiencing homelessness, family and domestic violence, and mental health challenges.

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