Christmas not quite over for the needy

Lorri Fletcher, Sophie Croft, Mary Peterson and Jarmilla Collins. Picture: Martin Kennealey d413332
Lorri Fletcher, Sophie Croft, Mary Peterson and Jarmilla Collins. Picture: Martin Kennealey d413332

The program collected a number of essential items such as medical supplies, clothes, shoes, toothbrushes, toys and nappies from local businesses and community groups in the lead up to Christmas.

Members have now been delivering the items to underprivileged and vulnerable people in the South Metropolitan community.

Fremantle Medicare Local chief executive Christa Riegler said the response had been amazing.

‘The response we had from local pharmacies, medical centres, community groups and individuals was overwhelming and is testament to the generosity of our local community,’ she said.

‘We work directly with people who have fallen through the health care gaps, and by integrating and collaborating with us they can give charity directly to the source of need.’

Visit www.fremantle medicarelocal.com.au or call 9319 0555 for more information.