Well done, BH

Saturday, 14th December, 2013

Lifeline Activities Coordinator Trevor Odgers, BDT Advertising Manager Peter Keenan, and Lifeline volunteers Anthony Sammut and Liz Carroll with the third and final load of gifts that were collected from the BDT. PICTURE: Darrin Manuel Lifeline Activities Coordinator Trevor Odgers, BDT Advertising Manager Peter Keenan, and Lifeline volunteers Anthony Sammut and Liz Carroll with the third and final load of gifts that were collected from the BDT. PICTURE: Darrin Manuel

By Darrin Manuel

The Broken Hill community has again answered the call of the needy in remarkable fashion, filling the BDT’s hallways with presents as part of the paper’s Christmas Appeal.

Lifeline collected three trailer loads of toys, food, and clothing that were dropped off in recent weeks as part of the appeal.

“We’re just overwhelmed by both the quantity and the quality of the gifts that have been donated,” said Lifeline Activities Coordinator Trevor Odgers.

“It’s just wonderful how generous people have been.”

BDT Advertising Manager Peter Keenan said it was the largest amount of gifts he had ever seen come through the doors of the newspaper.

“Today was their third trailer load of gifts, and just the quality of the stuff - a lot of it was brand new, it was amazing,” said Mr Keenan.

“We’d just like to thank and congratulate the community on their generosity.”

The goods will now be distributed by the city’s charities to help the less fortunate during the festive season.

Lifeline will distribute the toys, while St Vincent de Paul and The Salvation Army will distribute the food items.