Mill Point Rotary Club donates $100,000 of linen to local and international charities


Mill Point Rotary Club members Alison Thair (left), Angus Florence, Gerry McGann Andy George and president Rick Sneeuwjagt packing linen with representatives (centre) from Mission Australia.

Mill Point Rotary Club member Chris Herrmann and Borderless Friendship WA president Dr Lorel Mayberry at a  Borderless Friendship house in Northern Thailand meeting with orphans on sheets from the Linen Project.
Mill Point Rotary Club members Alison Thair (left), Angus Florence, Gerry McGann Andy George and president Rick Sneeuwjagt packing linen with representatives (centre) from Mission Australia. Mill Point Rotary Club member Chris Herrmann and Borderless Friendship WA president Dr Lorel Mayberry at a Borderless Friendship house in Northern Thailand meeting with orphans on sheets from the Linen Project.

ABOUT $100,000 worth of linen was gifted to more than 20 local and international charities as part of a project run by Mill Point Rotary Club.

Club member Chris Herrmann inadvertently started Project Linen after receiving a tip off that a mine site in Pilbara was taking a large batch of surplus bed sheets to the tip.

Mr Herrmann said he would have been just another voice bemoaning the wastage if it wasn’t for the enthusiasm and professionalism of the his fellow Rotary members, who answered his call to reach out to their affiliated charities that may have needed the stock.

Mill Point Rotary sorted and shipped the delivery of 47 pallets, containing more than 10,500 linen items from bathmats to doonas, in only five days to various not-for-profit organisations, hospitals, colleges and schools.

Linen Project co-ordinator Gerry McGann said the rapidly formed project was a great example of the clubs enthusiasm for working to improve the quality of life for others in the community.

“It was a daunting project but seeing the smile on so many faces from those at the receiving charities, made it so worthwhile,” he said.

Recipients included Loretto Fremantle, Bindoon Aboriginal College, Borderless Friendship, Foundation Housing Fremantle, United Care, Mission Australia, Shalom House and Southcare.

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