St Vincent de Paul in Tatura hopes the community will give generously to help those in need.December 4, 2012 11:32am
Vinnies volunteers Noelene and Sheila with some of the items already donated to the Christmas Appeal.
St Vincent de Paul has launched its annual Christmas Appeal and is seeking community support to put smiles on the faces of others less fortunate.
Today, as many families prepare to celebrate the festive season with their loved ones, spare a thought for people doing it tough this Christmas.
Some gifts have the ability to stay with a person for life and forever change the way they see the world and how they deal with it. Hope is such a gift.
At Vinnies in Tatura, volunteers see hope in the face of despair.
This Christmas, your donation will help Vinnies provide much-needed help, from practical assistance to food hampers, emotional support, and even gifts for children so they may still participate in the joy of Christmas.
More than anything Vinnies volunteers can give hope to locals in their time of need.
Donated items need to be clean and useable.
Day in and day out Tatura volunteers receive stinking, filthy items which are costing the centre hundreds of dollars to dispose of each week, money which should be better used servicing the community.
‘‘I am totally over it,’’ one volunteer said last week.
‘‘We are not a rubbish dump and people need to think carefully about what they drop off. While we’re happy to accept most donations, volunteers should not be subject to handling filth.’’
To donate to the Vinnies Christmas appeal, phone 5824
Police, CFA, Ambulance and SES services attended a level crossing on Pouge Road in Toolamba after the driver of a vehicle hit a V/Line passenger train on the Shepparton-Seymour line at around 12 noon.
Jake Thompson has an eagle eye and a steady hand and he put both to good use recently when he won the U15 Australian Snooker Championships, held in Adelaide.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
Echuca-Moama Cycling Club winter series is enjoying one of the best seasons for some years, with good rider numbers turning up to race at each event.
ROCHESTER went sugar free for the day on Thursday for National Diabetes Week, with the inaugural Great Sugar Free Bake Off.
Elle Groves will achieve a remarkable milestone this week, in what is already a remarkable A grade netball career with Kyabram, when she steps onto the court on Saturday for her 100th game.
Local export Willie Wheeler dominating at VFL level
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
ONCE in a while some people are lucky enough to stumble across their destiny.
Katamatite Garlic is going from strength to strength and its owners have been named as some of the faces of the Victorian Small Business festival.
Mathoura endured a harsh hammering to its playing confidence on Saturday with a 24-goal thrashing at the hands of Deniliquin Rovers.
SPC will abolish its internal sales team and reduce executive numbers in the latest chapter of the company’s ongoing restructuring.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.