SAYING THANKS: Jo Campbell and Maureen Beutel (front), with staff Vae Mulivai, Kim Charlick, Caron Van Stroe and Maida Hovi.
SAYING THANKS: Jo Campbell and Maureen Beutel (front), with staff Vae Mulivai, Kim Charlick, Caron Van Stroe and Maida Hovi. Rob Williams

Aged home gives back

AN IPSWICH nursing home and its community are helping families have a brighter Christmas by sponsoring three families in the QT Adopt-A-Family Appeal.

Blue Care Nowlanvil staff at Flinders View, along with the resident and their families, have put together three hampers for the QT's annual Christmas appeal.

Service manager Caron Van Stroe said everyone involved was happy to be helping those in need of some help this Christmas.

"The families and residents are very happy to be taking part in the Adopt-A-Family appeal. Some of the families have taken the printouts to the shops to specially buy goods for the hampers," she said. "We decided that we wanted to give something back to the community because they are always giving things to us."

Adopt-A-Family appeal co-ordinator Bernadette Mohr said the Nowlanvil community's support was much appreciated.

"I thought it was wonderful that the staff, residents and their families have banded together to help others who are in need in the community," she said.

"It's a great effort especially for the residents who can feel isolated from the community and its good that they want to be involved and help the families."

However, with the appeal coming to a close, there are still 58 families left to be sponsored.

"We are running a little bit behind schedule. We really need businesses and community groups to try and help these people.

"We don't want these families to miss out."

Ms Mohr said hampers can be donated up to December 17.

A full list of families is on page 23 of today's QT.

Call the Adopt-a-Family hotline on 0488 842 273 to learn more about the cause.



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