The Tamar Valley Inner Wheel Club dug into its club account to ensure the last 45 years of tradition continued, with a donation to the Empty Stocking Appeal.
This year, due to COVID-19 stopping any of its fundraisers until the end of November, its 17 members delved into their club account to donate $200 to the appeal.
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Immediate past club president Jan Easther said since the organisation began some 45 years ago the club had been supporting The Examiner's appeal.
She said the charity account was running low when the pandemic hit so they took the funds out of the club account this year.
"We have always donated every year to both the Empty Stocking Appeal and Winter Appeal," she said.
"We donate because it reaches a good number of people we can't reach."
She said moving forward a barbecue fundraiser last month, and with restrictions easing, would ensure they could continue to support local school award ceremonies, relief appeals, cord blood research and an eye clinic in Bali.
Support our Empty Stocking Appeal:
- Chant Street Uniting Church Tennis Club to close its doors after 89 years
- Empty Stocking Appeal 2020 launched in support of vulnerable Northern Tasmanians
- Launceston Benevolent Society assisting Kings Meadow High school
- If you've ever thought about donating to the Empty Stocking Appeal, this is the time
Now in its 112th year, the appeal supports four Northern Tasmanian charities - Launceston City Mission, The Salvation Army, The Benevolent Society and St Vincent de Paul.
The appeal aims to raise $80,000 this year and so far more than $13,800 has been raised.
To find out more about the Inner Wheel Club or to join, visit innerwheelaustralia.org.au.