Residents at Erina’s Tarragal Glen Retirement Village have collected a bumper haul of goods to be donated to drought-stricken farming communities across NSW.
The village community has spent two weeks gathering goods to donate, with over 40 boxes and 50 large shopping bags of goods delivered to rural communities from August 18-19.
Items included canned food, soup, biscuits, chocolate, cereal, sauces, pasta, rice, toiletries, pet food and children’s toys.
Tarragal Glen’s Activities Coordinator, Kerry Towler, said residents are always looking for ways to help those in need.
“The wonderful community spirit we have in the village has made such a great result possible,” she said.
“Residents and staff came together to do our bit to help farming communities doing it tough.”
Collected items were delivered to Ray White Point Clare for distribution to rural areas.
Ray White’s, Andrew Macdonald, said the number of donations to his office had been incredible.
“I decided from the start that we would personally deliver what we collected, so as to be sure the farmers knew where the donations came from, and that other Aussies had their back,” Macdonald said.
Tarragal Glen residents and staff also made a number of cash donations to the appeal at the village’s recent Lifestyle and Care Connection Expo.
Media release, Aug 15
Paul McBride, Retire Australia