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Supported accommodation for people with a disability receives boost in Bega

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 Above: acting chairman Bega Cheese, Max Robers with,Tulgeen CEO Jen Russell. Image courtesy Tulgeen. 

Acting chairman of Bega Cheese Max Roberts has presented Tulgeen disability services and support organisation with $200,000. 

The money is from an annual fund-raiser Bega Cheese holds, which nominates a different charity each year to be a beneficiary. 

Tulgeen's chief executive officer Jen Russell said the money raised would go towards increasing supported accommodation services to people with disability. “There is an urgent need to provide supported accommodation in the Bega Valley”,  she said. 

“There is a lack of accessible, safe, secure and affordable accommodation and a ten year wait list for social housing.

"People with disability need greater choice about where they live. They require access to support services so they can live independent lives and reach their goals. Tulgeen sees this as a priority and is appreciative that Bega Cheese shares and supports this view.”

Jen went on to thank Bega Cheese and all attendees of the fundraiser for their generosity. Pictured here is Tulgeen Acting Chair Peter Hughes, Tulgeen CEO Jen Russ