Member for Robertson, Dr Gordon Reid, is urging Central Coast residents to get behind the Wiseberry Foundation 2022 Winter Appeal as it collects winter essentials to support those doing it tough.
Reid popped into Wiseberry Peninsula this week to reinforce his support of the appeal.
“Winter is a particularly challenging time of the year for most of us, not least for those who might be homeless, escaping domestic violence or any other difficult circumstance,” he said.
“This year more than ever, we need to be supporting our brothers and sisters in the community who might be doing it tough or struggling to make ends meet.
“COVID-19 is still here and causing a range of issues in the community.
“We mustn’t forget the outcomes we can achieve when collectively the community works together to overcome challenges and help vulnerable community members.”
Wiseberry Peninsula Property Manager, Tammy Jackett, said previous appeals had received overwhelming support.
“Last year, Wiseberry Peninsula was able to collect a phenomenal 367 bags of winter essentials to go to people doing it tough in the community,” she said.
“This response was thanks to amazing small businesses, hard-working schools and kind-hearted community members.
“We’re hoping this year we’re able to beat last year’s success and continue to show that our community is one of the most caring in the country.”
The Wiseberry Foundation 2022 Winter Appeal is collecting donations for Coast Shelter until June 30.
The appeal is asking for winter items such as socks, blankets, and warm winter clothing.
Donations can be dropped off to Wiseberry Peninsula at 264 West St, Umina Beach.
For more information contact Wiseberry Peninsula on 4344 1122.
Media release, Jun 20
Member for Robertson, Gordon Reid