Katrina Tehan and the Berrigan Lions Club are asking for community members to donate their reading glasses to the Timorese.SOPHIE BURGE June 20, 2014 11:25am
Southern Riverina residents are being asked to rummage through their drawers and find old reading glasses to donate to the Timorese.
Katrina Tehan is working with the Berrigan Lions Club on the spectacles drive as part of her not-for-profit Friends of Luro Timor Leste Homestay and Trekking program.
Donated glasses can be left at the Berrigan Pharmacy and Berrigan Red Cross.
Katrina will then take the glasses to Timor Leste with her in August, where they will be donated to those who most need them.
She will be taking groups to Timor as part of her program form August 10 to 16 and August 17 and 23.
‘‘So far, we’ve got over 30 pairs of reading glasses, which is fantastic,’’ Katrina said.
‘‘We encourage everyone to donate, as it is for such a good cause.’’
Other Friends of Luro projects have included donating hundreds of unused wheelie bins for grain storage, designing and distributing home water filters to 1600 families and providing sewing machines and hundreds of metres of netting to make mosquito nets for beds.
Friends of Luro also fast tracks the Seeds of Life program into Luro to help increase food production and supports student scholarship to allow children to attend boarding schools.
Board members recall how they helped start Waratah Lodge, a retirement home that has lasted 25 years.
Police are currently at the scene of a double fatal collision involving two cars in at the Cahill Road, Gilmore Street and Woods Road intersection in Yarrawonga.
Tatura Community House held its annual High Tea fundraiser at the facility on Tuesday, with a full-house present to enjoy a sumptuous morning tea, good conversation and relaxing time together.
MORE than 130 camp oven enthusiasts turned up to the Torrumbarry Hotel for its annual camp oven cook off.
Rochester Historical and Pioneer Society hosted an afternoon tea to recognise long-standing members Barrie and Flora Griffin and John and Margaret Harley.
About 7600 residents served by Goulburn Valley Water are affected by a boil-water advisory.
Scone Equine Hospital relaunches local veterinary practice.
Scores of local farmers and concerned community groups will travel to Barham today to protest the Murray Darling Basin Plan in front of key Senators and Members of Parliament.
A planning scheme amendment to allow the expansion and redevelopment of the IGA supermarket at Heathcote has been approved by the Victorian Planning Minister Richard Wynne.
The second Koonoomoo Pickers and Packers Charity Ball came to town on the weekend, and was bigger and better than ever.
An exciting three-hole playoff saw Virginia Lange take a narrow win in the Deniliquin Ladies Golf Championship last Thursday.
The second annual National Herd Development Victorian Winter Fair was in action at the Bendigo Exhibition Centre last Wednesday and Thursday.
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