Wauchope Show Society volunteers make hampers for fire victims

KINDHEARTED: Scott Balmer and Heather Lattimore from Wauchope Show Society with some of the hampers for fire victims.
KINDHEARTED: Scott Balmer and Heather Lattimore from Wauchope Show Society with some of the hampers for fire victims.

As generous donations to victims of the recent bushfires continue to arrive at Wauchope Showground, volunteers with the Show Society have been making up hampers to give to people who've lost everything.

Scott Balmer and Heather Lattimore from Wauchope Show Society said people had been very generous, with the Hastings Co-op, Coles and Woolworths donating food.

A Muslim organisation called Brothers in Need travelled to Wauchope from Sydney and Brisbane to donate food vouchers and cleaning products after they raised $20,000.

"We have put together hampers from all the food, clothes, towels, bedding, toiletries, cleaning products and toys, and people are still donating for which we are very grateful," said Heather.

Helping Scott and Heather make up the care packages and sort and tidy the donations were Trish Douglas, Bev Philipson, Jo Border, Deb Cooke, Janette Cook, Maddie Platts, Tenille Jordan, Jo Border and other members of Riding for the Disabled.

The Show Society would also like to thank Marie, Hilton, Wendy and Alan for working in the hall and constantly cooking with the evacuees were there during the emergency.

The hampers are for families all around the Hastings who lost their homes during last month's bushfires.

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