Mates Helping Mates organisers Alicia Wright (left) and Grant Thepoliteguy (right) were providing a free barbecue lunch for Ipswich’s homeless such as Mick Ramsay (centre).
Mates Helping Mates organisers Alicia Wright (left) and Grant Thepoliteguy (right) were providing a free barbecue lunch for Ipswich’s homeless such as Mick Ramsay (centre). David Nielsen

Mates help out city's homeless

A HELPING hand was given to homeless residents of Ipswich yesterday.

The first Mates Helping Mates barbecue had a strong turnout to help homeless residents.

Mates Helping Mates president Alicia Wright said she was ecstatic with the way the day had turned out.

"We were concerned we weren't getting through to the homeless even though we were getting great support from the community," she said.

"But then when we got here there were people already waiting for us. It shows that this is really needed."

The event included a free barbecue as well as food, books and toiletries for homeless patrons.

For further information visit mateshelpingmates.blogspot.com.



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