Ham­pers help the needy

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Youth Ac­tion Ex­mouth is call­ing on the com­mu­nity to sup­port its Com­mu­nity Christ­mas Ham­per Ap­peal and help make the fes­tive sea­son brighter for fam­i­lies in need.

After a suc­cess­ful ham­per drive last year, YAE hopes to as­sist even more fam­i­lies this year and is seek­ing do­na­tions of non-per­ish­able food items such as meal bases, pasta, rice, bis­cuits, long-life milk and cus­tards, Christ­mas cake and pud­ding, ce­real, bis­cuits and toi­letries to fill Christ­mas ham­pers.

Do­na­tions will be pack­aged and de­liv­ered to the Ex­mouth Com­mu­nity Sup­port Group to dis­trib­ute to fam­i­lies ex­pe­ri­enc­ing per­sonal or fi­nan­cial hard­ship.

YAE mem­ber Bronte Barnes said the Com­mu­nity Christ­mas Ham­per Ap­peal was a chance for them to give some­thing back to the com­mu­nity and help those that were fac­ing hard­ship.

“We love Ex­mouth and the fam­i­lies that sur­round it, which is why we are help­ing to cre­ate these ham­pers,” she said.

Fel­low YAE mem­ber Hay­den Mumby said the group wanted peo­ple to en­joy a good thing and not have to fo­cus on the bad things in life.

BHP Bil­li­ton Aus­tralia op­er­a­tions man­ager Clive Jones said he was in­spired by the en­thu­si­asm, com­mit­ment and com­pas­sion of the YAE team.

He said BHP was proud to sup­port the YAE pro­gram.

Pic­ture: Shire of Ex­mouth.

Youth Ac­tion Ex­mouth mem­bers Jack­son Wright and Si­enna Har­vey with the ham­per col­lec­tion boxes lo­cated around town.

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