Vinnies and City wrap up Christmas appeal

Deputy Mayor Filomena Piffarett with St Vincent de Paul Society Morley-Dianella Conference members Peter Kora, Frank Calleja and John Orzanski picture: Max Laurent.
Deputy Mayor Filomena Piffarett with St Vincent de Paul Society Morley-Dianella Conference members Peter Kora, Frank Calleja and John Orzanski picture: Max Laurent.

CHRISTMAS hampers full of donated food items and |festive treats have been delivered to struggling families as part of an appeal.

The City of Bayswater gathered hundreds of items from the community and the Buddha’s Light Scout Group for St Vincent de Paul Society Morley-Dianella Conference’s food appeal.

Hampers were filled with toiletries, basic food items, juices, soft drinks, sweets, biscuits, mince pies, Christmas puddings and ham.

Society president John Orzanski said the hampers also had presents and food vouchers.

“We know a lot of people are doing it tough, especially this year,” he said.

“Many will be alone for Christmas, some are estranged from family or have no fixed address.

“On behalf of the Society, I wish everyone in the City of Bayswater a happy Christmas and wonderful New Year.”

Deputy Mayor Filomena Piffaretti said the City was proud to partner a local charity each year to collect items for families that needed extra support.

“While Christmas is a wonderful time of year for most of us, it can be a particularly hard time for more vulnerable members of our community,” she said.

“I would like to extend a special thank you to the Buddha’s Light Scout Group for their generous donation to the food appeal.

“Each year, this group collect enough donations to fill multiple vans and deliver them to the City – an incredible effort.”

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