DUBBO CITY LIFE
IF you’ve been shopping at Aldi, Coles or any of Dubbo’s Woolworths stores in the last couple of weeks you’ll have noticed collection trolleys for non-perishable goods which are to be donated to families affected by drought.
The collection is the brainchild of local retiree, Mary Meehan, who Dubbo Photo News wrote about in last week’s edition (Thursday, May 24).
Just before we went to print, Mary rang asking that a very big thank-you go out to all those people who have donated or intend to donate; and thanks also to the managers and staff of all the supermarkets, especially the trolley boys.
“My lounge room is overflowing thanks to the generosity of all these people. It’s overwhelming,” Mary said.
Items will be stored in a secure location, the use of which has been donated by Dubbo Regional Council, until the collection ends and packs of groceries can be put together for delivering to those in need.
It’s just another example of how great it is living in a regional centre where looking after your neighbour is still a thing.
A HOME-GROWN charity that’s making a huge difference to the lives of so many across our region, Hear Our Heart, also has something to be grateful for this week.
The following is straight out of a media release put out on Tuesday this week, but it tells the story perfectly:
“Chief Executive Officer of the Walter and Eliza Hall Charitable Foundation, Helen Cook, is almost certain that she could still hear squeals of delight after putting