Ap­peal de­serves blan­ket cov­er­age

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Westernopinion -

CHIP­PER Funer­als has led a cam­paign to help Aus­tralians sleep­ing rough by call­ing for and then match­ing do­na­tions of spare blan­kets.

This week, Angli­care WA will re­ceive a to­tal of 700 blan­kets through the statewide Win­ter Blan­ket Ap­peal, which in­cludes 350 blan­kets do­nated by the pub­lic and 350 from Chip­per Funer­als and other par­tic­i­pat­ing In­voCare busi­nesses.

“As the nights get colder, we’re thrilled that we can sup­port the many dis­ad­van­taged and home­less West­ern Aus­tralians liv­ing with­out win­ter essen­tials,” Chip­per Funer­als spokesman Daniel McKeig said.

Angli­care WA ex­ec­u­tive gen­eral man­ager of mar­ket­ing and part­ner­ships Car­rick Robin­son said the blan­ket ap­peal put home­less­ness on the agenda of lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

“The win­ter months mean the hard­ships of home­less­ness get am­pli­fied and re­quests for as­sis­tance to Angli­care WA in­crease even be­yond the cur­rent high level of need,” he said.

Home­less­ness Aus­tralia sta­tis­tics show one in 200 peo­ple in Aus­tralia sleep rough each night.

Picture: Marie Nirme d457763

Sit­ting among do­nated blan­kets are Chip­per Funer­als’ Deb­bie Christie with Angli­care WA’s Jamie Chad­wick and Car­rick Robin­son.

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