An idea for a free Christmas lunch on December 25 at Echuca's Uniting Church hall has received overwhelming support from the community.By Jess Craig
Organisers of the free community Christmas lunch have been overwhelmed by community support.
Sheridan Clark, together with Julie Sands and Ross Langdon, said they were flooded with calls from people offering to help after an article appeared in the Riv.
‘‘We had one lady call and offer some Christmas decorations, including a tree, and a number of people ringing to offer donations of toys and presents,’’ Ms Clark said.
‘‘It was also great to hear from people wanting to donate money to the Christmas lunch account.
‘‘We’ve been really touched, it’s wonderful to see the community getting behind the lunch.’’
The free Christmas lunch will be held on December 25 at the Uniting Church hall, and is open to single parents, individuals and ‘lone couples’.
Volunteers to help prepare before the day are being sought, as well as donations from the community.
An account has been opened at Bendigo Bank and there are donation tins at various businesses around Echuca and Moama.
The Bendigo Bank details are as follows: Account name: Echuca Moama Community Christmas Lunch, BSB: 633108, account number: 150 205 771.
For information about the community Christmas lunch, contact Sheridan Clark or Julie Sands on 5482
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