District digs deep for Salvos
MORE than $38,000 in six hours, now that's a good day's work by anyone's standards.
But it took more than 600 volunteers knocking on thousands of doors for the Salvation Army's annual Red Shield Appeal to achieve that result in Rockhampton yesterday. And co-ordinator Captain Peter Sutcliffe yesterday said the result would not have been possible without the support of local high schools.
He said students made up more than half the total number of door knockers yesterday.
"Without that support we couldn't do what we do.'' Captain Sutcliffe said door knockers ranged in age from primary school students (accompanied by a parent or guardian) and people aged well into their 70s.
He said because the charity had not achieved its aim of 700 door knockers some volunteers opted to head out for a second round to ensure as much of the city as possible was covered.
Captain Sutcliffe said the proceeds from the doorknock appeal would be used on the charity's projects throughout Australia.