Cover up: Soup Kitchen staff, from left, Sandra, Joan, Narelle, Colleen and Alan accept quilts, blankets and linen from Opal Cove’s Pat Scanlon and Carrie Flanagan.
Cover up: Soup Kitchen staff, from left, Sandra, Joan, Narelle, Colleen and Alan accept quilts, blankets and linen from Opal Cove’s Pat Scanlon and Carrie Flanagan. Graeme Singleton

Resort donates bedding to charity

THE refurbishment of rooms at one of the Coffs Coast’s big resorts has proven an unexpected windfall for one of our busiest welfare providers.

The Uniting Church Soup Kitchen yesterday took delivery of hundreds of quilts, blankets and sheet sets for distribution to the needy this Christmas and throughout next year.

The three van loads of bedding were donated by the Opal Cove Resort .

Marketing manager Carrie Flanagan said the resort had decided to support the soup kitchen because of its proven track record of helping those most in need.

“It will be good to know that all this bedding will be re-used and appreciated,” Ms Flanagan said.

Soup kitchen manager Joan Howlett enlisted a conga line of volunteers to process the bedding. She said demand for the kitchen’s services had been constant in the lead-up to Christmas.

One volunteer noted that the team had provided more than 300 meals in the first four days of this week.



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