Mission Possible campaign wraps up

Before the Mission Possible began only one tin of spaghetti sat on City Mission’s shelves.

POSSIBLE: City Mission's Nicky Gray, Stephen Brown, John Clements, Brendan Wilson, Shelley Blast and Ray Green join The Examiner's Ashton Whiley to celebrate the success. Picture: Paul Scambler

POSSIBLE: City Mission's Nicky Gray, Stephen Brown, John Clements, Brendan Wilson, Shelley Blast and Ray Green join The Examiner's Ashton Whiley to celebrate the success. Picture: Paul Scambler

With winter fast approaching, staff at the organisation were worried how they would feed a growing number of people who needed their help.

After six weeks of community donations, 10,872 non-perishable food items flooded into City Mission.

The significant donation tally came as a result of The Examiner and City Mission’s Mission Possible campaign.

City Mission chief executive Stephen Brown said the group was “thankful and appreciative of the results from the partnership”.

“This program has really exceeded our expectations and we’ve reached a point where we’re coming into a winter season with the most stock for people we’ve ever held,” he said. 

“It has been a significant campaign for us.” 

Throughout the campaign, hundreds of people in the north donated thousands of food goods.

Mr Brown said every one of those donations would go to people in the local area.

“We’re a locally based charity dealing on a day-to-day basis with local people’s stories and issues,” he said. 

City Mission will now move into its Winter Appeal.

The organisation is hoping businesses and individuals will accept the challenge and donate money, food and items to allow City Mission to “continue to provide all levels of support”.

Some of the donors were:

  • Anonymous, 1536
  • Holy Trinity Church, 40
  • Launceston General Hospital, 30
  • Prospect High School, 120
  • Trevallyn Newsagency, 198
  • West Tamar Anglican Parish, 30
  • Mowbray Links Retirement Village, 17
  • Beaconsfield News, 72
  • George Town News, 72
  • Launceston Retirement Village, 12
  • Casino Rise Prospect,  82
  • Kings Meadow Newsagency, 102
  • Norwood Newsagency, 65
  • Legana, 107
  • Perth Primary, 80
  • Launceston Rotary, 310
  • Launceston Community Nursing, 176
  • Deidre-Vernon Holder, 147
  • Aurora Energy, 200
  • Perth IGA, 27
  • Alambi Health, 47
  • Punchbowl Primary School, 700​
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