The Launceston Supporters of St Kilda Club lent a helping hand to those in need of necessities for Christmas.
The club has donated $1000 to the Benevolent Society of Launceston, who have spent the donation on vital supplies from Baxter’s Supa IGA for the less fortunate.
The Benevolent Society’s John Stuart said the donation was very generous, especially during the holiday season.
“In our normal food drive we get a lot of baked beans, spaghetti but we don't always get sugar, tea, cereal and toilet rolls,” Mr Stuart said.
“This will be wonderful leading up to Christmas, it is much appreciated.”
Other products purchased included sauce, pasta and spreads.
Mr Stuart praises the work from local businesses such as Baxter’s Supa IGA for their support of charities in the state.
“Statewide independent retailers support all the agencies, they’ve been really good supporters,” he said.
“We’ve always tried to spend locally because they’ll match the food they give us which is wonderful.”
Mr Stuart was also grateful for the generosity from the St Kilda Club.
“They've done it now for a few years for us,” he said.
“A couple of them volunteer for me and a lot of them know who I am so it's just giving me some support and trying to help a Launceston-based small welfare agency that's been operating since 1834.”
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