FUNERAL parlours in Wangara and Midland are calling on the community to donate spare blankets for people who are sleeping rough.
Purslowe Funerals is collecting donations for Anglicare WA’s blanket appeal at its Wangara and Midland branches until the end of July.
Wangara manager Hugh Torpy said the blanket appeal was a great way to raise awareness of the plight of homelessness while supporting those less fortunate.
“As the nights get colder during the harsh winter months, it’s important to remember the many disadvantaged and homeless Australians living without the winter essentials,” he said.
“A staple in many linen closets and beds across Australia, having a comfortable and cosy blanket to keep you warm at night can be a luxury many people are unable to afford.”
The funeral company will match all donations blanket for blanket.
“With the fantastic help of the community, last year over 3866 blankets were collected nationally meaning over 7000 disadvantaged Australians were kept warm,” Mr Torpy said.
“This year we’re hoping to raise the bar and double the number of blankets donated to disadvantaged Australians.”