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Yamba Rotary and Coles has organised a Christmas giving tree, where people can make donations of non-perishable food to assist families in need this Christmas. Pictured: (l-r) Rotary members Linda Verdouw, Rick Angelo, Vic Doe (president) and Coles’ Phil Gabanski; (rear l-r) Coles employees Catrina Clarke and Kelly Butler. Image: Geoff Helisma

Helping the needy this Christmas…

Yamba Rotary and Coles has organised a Christmas giving tree, where people can make donations of non-perishable food to assist families in need this Christmas. Pictured: (l-r) Rotary members Linda Verdouw, Rick Angelo, Vic Doe (president) and Coles’ Phil Gabanski; (rear l-r) Coles employees Catrina Clarke and Kelly Butler. Image: Geoff Helisma
Yamba Rotary and Coles has organised a Christmas giving tree, where people can make donations of non-perishable food to assist families in need this Christmas. Pictured: (l-r) Rotary members Linda Verdouw, Rick Angelo, Vic Doe (president) and Coles’ Phil Gabanski; (rear l-r) Coles employees Catrina Clarke and Kelly Butler. Image: Geoff Helisma

 

The Rotary Club of Yamba is combining with Coles to collect non-perishable food for distribution to needy families in Yamba this Christmas.
The club’s president, Vic Doe, said “there are families who do it hard in Yamba”.
“Some organisations, like the Presbyterian, Uniting and Wellspring churches, do a lot of work behind the scenes helping these families,” he said.
“We’ll pass this along to the organisations that can distribute to those families genuinely in need.”
Coles Yamba manager Shane Edie said Coles had “kick-started the non-perishable food drive with a donation of goods” and provision of “a place for people to give something to people in need”.
“We did the same thing last year for the Salvos in Maclean,” he said.
“It’s a way we can give back to the community – everyone comes here and it’s a good way to get some community engagement going.”

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