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North Ryde Community Aid donates Hampers to those in need this Christmas

For the 15th Year in a row, North Ryde Community Aid has generously donated hampers to hundreds of homes around Bennelong this week to help those who need a little hand at Christmas time.

Dozens of volunteers helped pack and distribute the hampers across two days. They included local federal MP John Alexander, State MP Victor Dominello, Cllrs Craig Chung and Jerome Laxale. They were also joined by selfless volunteers from many local companies an organisations including Optus, GSK, Boehringer Ingelheim, Gumnut Collage and Downsizing with Ease.

Head of North Ryde Community Aid, Helen Crouch said: “We got out to around 400 households, which is a slight increase on last year. They are the elderly, the infirm, the forgotten, the socially isolated and the financially isolated, and it’s only through the generosity of the good people of Bennelong that we are able to do this.

“I don’t know what the families would do without it, and I don’t know what we’d do without our amazing volunteers. That’s the spirit of Christmas; care and kindness to everyone!”

Bennelong MP John Alexander added: “North Ryde Community Aid is an incredible organisation which does so much to help people across our community. Christmas is a time to kindness and love, and the wonderful people here make sure that no one feels left out at this time of year. Helen and her team put in a phenomenal effort, and we cannot thank them enough.”