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Calling for new co-ordinator

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October 11, 2017

Tatura-Harston Red Cross branch member Trish Warnett is taking a break from organising the local Red Cross Calling event next year.

The Tatura-Harston Red Cross branch is hoping more people can lend their hand to the Red Cross Calling in March next year with coordinator Trish Warnett stepping down from the role.

Mrs Warnett has been coordinating the Red Cross Calling for two years now, but said she was in her 80s and ready to pass on the baton.

‘‘The Red Cross Calling is a major fundraiser and the people around here are really generous we normally raise $5000 from the day of doorknocking,’’ Mrs Warnett said.

‘‘It’s a good fundraiser and too much to lose, so I hope it continues.’’

The incoming coordinator would have the help of the Tatura Community House to organise the day and volunteers.

Mrs Warnett said the Red Cross branch had been a part of the town for many years and she could remember her mother having a role with the organisation when she was a child.

‘‘It’s only a couple of hours of your day,’’ she said.

For more than 69 years, Australians have been answering the call for Red Cross.

Thousands of Red Cross members and supporters, community groups, schools, workplaces and individuals will carry on the tradition by collecting donations and holding events.

■If you are interested in coordinating the event next year or happy to volunteer for a couple of hours on the day, phone the community house on 58241315.

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