Selim Ucar was all smiles as he picked up a cheque for $41,677 from Campbelltown’s Mayor George Greiss, raised by the community at the Mayor’s Charity Gala Dinner to support his organisation’s work among local youth.

Mayor of Campbelltown George Greiss hosted the Vegas-themed event, attended by over 200 people on March 2nd at Ottimo House, in support of Humanity Matters’ new ‘Feet on the Street’ program, which will provide arts and sports activities for marginalized youth in the area.

With over 34,000 young residents in Campbelltown, representing nearly 20% of the population, the initiative aims to provide opportunities for education, employment, and other services.

“Humanity Matters do a great job connecting with young people who may be struggling with their mental health or who are disconnected from the mainstream, and giving them opportunities and pathways into education, employment and other services,” Dr Greiss said.

The funds raised will help connect young people with specialist youth workers, addressing mental health struggles and disconnection from mainstream services.

The success of the event was largely due to the support of sponsors such as Campbelltown Mall, Menangle Park by Dahua Group, Cameron Brae Group, Marsdens Law Group, and Saxon Developments.

“I would like to thank all our sponsors and all those who attended the evening and contributed their money to support this fantastic cause, your generosity will make a real difference in the lives of young people in Campbelltown,” Dr Greiss said.