Disadvantaged recieve gifts post-Christmas

Lorri Fletcher (Freo Street Doctor clinical coordinator),Sophie Croft (Freo Street Doctor -outreach worker),Mary Peterson (Fremantle Medicare Local -maternity health worker) and Jarmilla Collins (Fremantle Street Doctor -nurse).
Lorri Fletcher (Freo Street Doctor clinical coordinator),Sophie Croft (Freo Street Doctor -outreach worker),Mary Peterson (Fremantle Medicare Local -maternity health worker) and Jarmilla Collins (Fremantle Street Doctor -nurse).

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, with members now setting out to deliver 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 healthcare gaps, and by integrating and collaborating with us they can give charity directly to the source of need.’

Visit www.fremantlemedicarelocal.com.au or call 9319 0555 for more information on services provided.