Cruisers warm up for winter

WARM AND FUZZY: Jeff McKinlay, Ron Johnson, David
WARM AND FUZZY: Jeff McKinlay, Ron Johnson, David "Shorty" Short, Ken Oliver and Steve "Boris" Paris aim to give those doing it tough this winter a warm feeling.

The Glen Innes Ulysses Club branch the “Celtic Cruisers” in conjunction with the Salvation Army – Glen Innes are holding a “Winter Warm Up” appeal to assist the local community who may be doing it tough leading into winter.

The Cruisers are conducting a collection of blankets, doona’s, warm clothing , tinned goods and non-perishable foods commencing  March 23 and concluding around the end of May this year.   

Branch President Jack Parry said that the Cruisers had become aware that there is sometimes a shortage of available goods to support local community members in need leading into and during winter.

“We decided this year as part of the branches community support events to help the Salvation Army in catering to these peoples’ needs,” he said.  

“The people of Glen Innes and surrounding areas have always been supportive of donating goods for these causes and we encourage all community members who can help the less fortunate to once again assist these people by donating goods.

“The cruisers have enlisted the help of several businesses throughout the area who have allowed for collection bins to be placed at their stores for this appeal.”

Collection bins will be located in Glen Innes at Graydons Amcal Chemist, outside Coles in McKenzie Plaza, Home Living and in Deepwater at Foodworks.

Mr Parry said the Cruisers and the Salvation Army are especially grateful to these businesses for their continued support of these community events.

“As goods are collected each week during the appeal they will be delivered to the Salvation Army for distribution and people seeking assistance should contact the Salvo’s directly,” he said.

“Please help support your community.”

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