Husband and wife team Neville and Cathie Sinnamon are collecting money for The Salvation Army Christmas Appeal at Riverlink Shopping Centre.
Husband and wife team Neville and Cathie Sinnamon are collecting money for The Salvation Army Christmas Appeal at Riverlink Shopping Centre. Claudia Baxter

Salvos blown away by demand

WHILE you're busy preparing last-minute Christmas presents and dinners, a tireless band of Salvation Army members are hoping you'll remember the less fortunate in the Ipswich community.

Members of The Salvation Army have been taking donations from shoppers at Riverlink Shopping Centre for the past few weeks for their Christmas Appeal.

Major Margaret Dobbie said Ipswich people had been very generous but the number of families needing assistance had increased significantly this year.

“It has blown us away this year,” Major Dobbie said.

“This has been the biggest year I've ever seen in my 20 years of being a Salvation Army officer.

“We have serviced over 400 families and even today we've had people coming in.”

Major Dobbie said she wanted to thank Ipswich people for their donations this year.

“The community have really taken us under their wing again,” she said.

The Salvation Army Ipswich Corp will be at Riverlink today taking donations until the shops close.



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