A SMALL group of Longford men – and Tasmania’s favourite racehorse – are making the most of their rural surroundings to the benefit of many.
Each week around six or seven men from the Longford Anglican Men’s Society rally together to cut firewood and bag the manure of iconic racehorse The Cleaner to sell, with all money raised going directly to charity.
This year the society has donated $1000 to The Examiner Empty Stocking Appeal.
Member Henry Ivey said participating in the society’s activities kept the men active.
‘‘It’s good fun being out in the bush even on freezing cold mornings and we enjoy helping people and seeing a smile on their faces when we deliver,’’ Mr Ivey said.
The 107th appeal raises funds for the Launceston Benevolent Society, Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul and City Mission.
Donations can be made at The Examiner’s offices in Launceston, Devonport and Hobart, with collection tins available at businesses in Launceston.
RECENT DONATIONS: Anonymous $50, Margie $50, Members of Prospect Ladies Probus Club $107.75, Aurora Energy $250, Anonymous $11.40, Tas Perpetual Staff $106.40.
NEW TOTAL: $29,603.54