Helpers need a helping hand


Helping Hands Cockburn founder Sandra McGreavey with back-to-school packs to be donated to children.
Helping Hands Cockburn founder Sandra McGreavey with back-to-school packs to be donated to children.

Helping Hands Cockburn (HHC) was set up in October 2014 and has become an invaluable resource for many in the community, particularly over celebratory periods.

Last January they were inundated with requests for school resources.

As they did in 2015, HHC is aiming to donate school bags filled with stationery, books, a water bottle, lunch box and a box of tissues to students who would otherwise start the school year with nothing.

Founder Sandra McGreavey said there was an obvious need for the donations.

“We’re being told that some students are going to school with nothing at all,” she said.

“The Christmas and New Year period can be tough on families, and preparing for the new school year can add to that pressure.

“A lot of people don’t like to ask for help, but we’re here to assist where we can.”

The Yangebup resident said the goal was to donate 100 backpacks, with HHC a little more than half way there.

If you can donate or need help yourself visit the Helping Hands Cockburn group on Facebook.