Community supports vinnies winter appeal

Fourty-two children from Saint Philomena’s hit the streets last week collecting donations for the Saint Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal.

Organiser, Pat Clancy, was amazed at the generosity of the Moree community.

“One gentleman even crossed the road just to put $50 in one of the buckets; it was great,” Mr Clancy said.

The children were spilt into groups and spread around town but were all based around the CBD.

There were also stalls set up in Coles and Woolworths where people could drop by and donate.

The grand total raised for the appeal was $1881. The money will go towards buying blankets, food and personal items such as toothpaste.

“Sixty hampers will be distributed to families who are in need because of the generosity that everyone has shown,” he said. According to Mr Clancy, this year’s appeal was a step forward for them.

“We always raise around the same amount each year but this year we spread further and made sure people knew that we were helping the less fortunate,” he said.

“I want to thank everyone who donated and helped to get the money. Local families will benefit from this money.”

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