Our sausage sizzle at Bunnings was a great success with over $1300 raised to support a new water project in Ramelau.
Thanks to all those who supported us, especially those who made donations in addition to buying a sausage.
Art Show Fundraiser
WET was the caterer at the Warrnambool and District Artists Society opening exhibition on Friday 23 June 2023. The Society generously donated monies from ticket sales and raffle to WET, and in turn WET catered for the event.
This is reciprocal community friendship which has been in place for a number of years.
Artist Ella Baudinette won the WET award for the best painting with water featured within the painting.
Our Timorese friend and member Policarpo judged the paintings and awarded Ella with a Timorese Tais (Textile) for her winning painting. Congratulations Ella.
You can read more about the Art Show here.
Life Memberships of WET
At our 2022 AGM on 15 November we were pleased to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of four individuals to the ongoing work of WET. Founding members Yve Bayley, Andy Graham, Mary Graham and Mabel Mitchell were awarded Life Memberships of WET in recognition of their work to improve water and sanitation in rural villages in Timor-Leste.
The full text of their presentation is available here.
L-R Andy Graham (founding member), Greta Perry (Chair), Yve Bayley (founding member), Mary Graham
Launch of WET-funded water project in Taurema
In September 2022, our WET President, Greta Perry, travelled to Timor-Leste* for the launch of the WET-funded project to supply water to the village of Taurema in Ermera district.
The project provided running water to around 250 people, 50 houses, and a primary school with around 120 students. Water was sourced from a perennial spring which is not shared with other villages and runs all year round.
The report of Greta's visit is available here.
* Greta Perry, WET President, visited Timor-Leste and Taurema at her own expense. No WET funds were used for her travel. In-country travel support was provided by Eddie de Pina and the Bakhita Centre.