Rockingham Chippers Funerals launch blanket appeal with Anglicare


Vicky Trainer and Debbie Christie with some of the blankets |collected. Picture: Jon Hewson         www.communitypix.com.au   d455195
Vicky Trainer and Debbie Christie with some of the blankets |collected. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d455195

ROCKINGHAM funeral home Chipper Funerals is calling on the community to donate their spare blankets to help people in need.

A major community initiative, the blanket appeal aims to help Anglicare in WA warm the homeless in the streets this winter.

Debbie Christie, from Chipper Funerals said the 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,” she 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.”

Chipper Funerals will be collecting blankets until the end of July with all donations being distributed by Anglicare WA to those in the community feeling the cold this winter.

Chipper Funerals will also be matching all donations blanket for blanket.