Local Red Cross and Boomerang Bags team up to to support refuge centre

Volunteers Julie Sims (Boomerang Bags) Helen Janes, Janet Baker, Jane Angelo, Jelly Kelly and Yvonne O’Donnell.

 

A formidable partnership between the Tea Gardens Red Cross and the Boomerang Bags volunteers has led to women and children in need receiving cloth bags of goodies and toys over the christmas holidays.

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The donations were the outcome of both a successful raffle and volunteer work by both community groups.

Red Cross member, Janet Baker, told NOTA, “We had a great christmas raffle.

“On behalf of the Red Cross I would like to thank all the wonderful local businesses who donated the great array of prizes.

“This year we teamed up with Boomerang Bags to pack and present our christmas toys and something for the mums at the refuge center in Coffs Harbour, which falls into our region.”

Boomerang Bag volunteers make great cloth bags, connect communities in the process and divert plastic waste from the waterways while promoting sustainable behaviour.

The raffle winners were: 1st Prize Colleen See; 2nd Prize Jenny Jones; 3rd Prize Karen Seaham – congratulations.

For further information about Boomerang Bags go to https://boomerangbags.org or contact Julie on 0419 613 207.

For further information about the Tea Gardens Red Cross, contact [email protected] or call 1800 733 276.

 

By Sandra MURRAY

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