Launceston St Kilda Official Supporter Club donates to Benevolent Society

Generous: Roy Reid, Bev Catlin and Robert Anderson with John Stuart from Benevolent Society. Picture: Neil Richardson
Generous: Roy Reid, Bev Catlin and Robert Anderson with John Stuart from Benevolent Society. Picture: Neil Richardson

A $500 donation of tinned foods will finds it way directly to Launceston’s most needy, the Benevolent Society’s John Stuart says.

Despite Mr Stuart being a Hawthorn supporter, he said the generous donation of three trolley-loads of food from the Launceston St Kilda Official Supporter Club would be put to good use in the community.

“With electricity, water, phone [bills], people can’t provide the food,” he said.

“And food’s not getting any cheaper.”

The Benevolent Society does not on-sell any donations: everything goes directly to clients in need, Mr Stuart said.

President of the club Robert Anderson said each year they raised funds through sausage sizzles, public fundraisers and raffles with prizes often donated by St Kilda Football Club.

Last year the club donated a comfortable chair to the intensive care unit at the Launceston General Hospital.

“We don’t have a lot of money but what we do have we get away [to the community],” Mr Anderson said.