Actor Brooke Satchwell joins Salvation Army’s Shed Your Winter Coat Appeal


Brooke Satchwell and Warren  Palmer with coats for the appeal. Picture: Marie Nirme   d469937
Brooke Satchwell and Warren Palmer with coats for the appeal. Picture: Marie Nirme d469937

ACTOR Brooke Satchwell is asking City of Stirling residents to donate a piece of warm clothing as part of Karrinyup shopping centre and the Salvation Army’s Shed Your Winter Coat Appeal this winter.

Ms Satchwell, who is in town as part of the comedy theatre show The Play That Goes Wrong, said she was excited to be in Perth and happy to be part of the appeal that begins today.

The Wonderland star said she loved performing the show, which she described as slapstick comedy and guaranteed belly laughs.

Salvation Army spokesman Warren Palmer said for those who were disadvantaged in the community, simple life necessities deemed essential for living such as clothing and food had become a real challenge to afford.

“People are regularly going without items, services and activities that are part of everyday living and important for full participation in community life,” he said.

Karrinyup senior marketing manager Claire Ridley said they hoped the appeal would be their biggest yet.

“By simply donating one warm item to the Shed Your Winter Coat Appeal, you will be making a big difference to those in desperate need during winter,” she said.

“We are aiming to raise over 3000 articles of warm clothing, as well as $4000 in donations for The Salvation Army.”

All donated warm clothing and blankets must be in good condition, laundered and clean.

The collection bin will be located at Karrinyup in the Centre Court. It is open from 10am to 5pm daily, Mondays to Saturdays, closes 7pm on Thursday, and open from noon to 4pm on Sundays.

The Play That Goes Wrong is at His Majesty’s Theatre until June 11.

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