Patrons' loose change to help change lives

WHEN you buy a beer at the bar this week, why not use your change to help those less fortunate?

That is what the TRC Hotel is encouraging patrons to do as it raises money for The Examiner Winter Relief Appeal.

Bartender Gemma Hewson, of Launceston, said she encouraged patrons to throw loose change into one of the appeal's donation tins.

``It's nice for people to help others out,'' she said.

``And it's nice to help people have what others have.''

All money raised from the appeal is split between the City Mission, Benevolent Society, St Vincent de Paul Society and the Salvation Army to help disadvantaged Tasmanians.

The appeal runs until August 30.

Donations can be made in appeal tins at selected stores or in The Examiner's office.

NEW DONATIONS: Anonymous $40; anonymous $30; Maureen Hart $20; Davis family $50; anonymous $10; MMS $100; Mark Turner $500; anonymous $250; Examiner staff $46.80; anonymous $250; Riverside Branch CWA $25; anonymous $50; NH $50; anonymous $500; M and J Wilkinson $100; Rotary Club of Evandale $200; anonymous $5000; anonymous $20.

NEW TOTAL:  $25,214.65.

TRC Hotel bar staff member Gemma Hewson promotes The Examiner Winter Relief Appeal. Picture: MARK JESSER

TRC Hotel bar staff member Gemma Hewson promotes The Examiner Winter Relief Appeal. Picture: MARK JESSER

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