All roads lead to sale

Joanne Dunne and Pete van Aarde (front) with Douglas Capper and Pat Dunne from the Rhodesian Association of WA. Picture: Emma Goodwin www.communitypix.com.au d426959
Joanne Dunne and Pete van Aarde (front) with Douglas Capper and Pat Dunne from the Rhodesian Association of WA. Picture: Emma Goodwin www.communitypix.com.au d426959

Members of the Rhodesian Association of WA will hold a two-day garage sale of goods donated from across the state to raise money for the Zimbabwe Pensioners Support Fund.

Organiser Joanne Dunne said there were thousands for starving and destitute pensioners in Zimbabwe, largely as a result of economic instability since 1998.

‘Can you imagine if everything you own, money in your bank accounts, and your superannuation and pension suddenly became worthless?’ she said.

‘Concerned Perth residents who have previously lived in Africa have banded together through the Rhodesian Association of WA to raise funds to buy essential food and medicine for these destitute old folk in Zimbabwe.

‘Hundreds of goods (both new and used) have been donated to this event by people as far away as Geraldton and Albany, including household appliances.’

Mrs Dunne said donations included sporting equipment, toys, books, clothes, electronic devices, pictures, furniture, linen and music.

‘All proceeds will be sent to the Zimbabwe Pensioners Support Fund in South Africa,’ she said.

‘A team of volunteers pack hundreds of boxes and then drive truckloads of food, medicines and other essential supplies to several distribution points in Zimbabwe.’

Mrs Dunne said they held a similar garage sale in 2012, with a heartwarming response from the community.