Dubbo Photo News - - News - Com­ment by YVETTE AUBUSSON-FO­LEY

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

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