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Hail the Y’s Men

Monday, 22nd December, 2014

(Left) Salvation Army Community Services Administrator Jenny Sutton, Y’s Men’s Club Ron Farquhar, Salvation Army’s Major Brenda Stace and Y’s Men’s Ron Symons with some of the goodies that will go towards hampers. (Left) Salvation Army Community Services Administrator Jenny Sutton, Y’s Men’s Club Ron Farquhar, Salvation Army’s Major Brenda Stace and Y’s Men’s Ron Symons with some of the goodies that will go towards hampers.

By Emily Roberts

The Broken Hill Y’s Men’s Club have made a generous donation to the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul Society to help during a busy time of the year.

Treasurer, Ron Symons said the Y’s Men’s donated groceries to both charities.

“They will go towards to both charities Christmas appeals,” he said.

“We have been doing this for a number of years.”

Ron said they fundraised throughout the year to be able to help the charities

“The money mainly came from a meat draw we do at the Silver City Workingman’s Club,” he said.

“As well as our merry-go-round that we take to different functions.

“We are always happy to support things like this - it is what we’re about.”

The Y’s Men’s Club also donated toys to the Lifeline Toy Run.

The Salvation Army’s Major Brenda Stace said the hampers will go towards 120 people.

“We work in conjunction with St Vinnie’s and they will benefit people around the region,” she said.

“We would like to thank the Y’s Men’s Club - they continue to help us out after so many years.

“It is so generous, we didn’t expect it.

“It makes it easier on our finances.”

Salvation Army staff will spend the lead-up to Christmas hard at work preparing Christmas hampers for all those in need.

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