CHRISTMAS APPEAL: Collecting presents for the Aopdt-a-Family Appeal are, from left, Natasha Ulyatt, Nathan Gooley and John Zieslak from RED Inc.
CHRISTMAS APPEAL: Collecting presents for the Aopdt-a-Family Appeal are, from left, Natasha Ulyatt, Nathan Gooley and John Zieslak from RED Inc. Cathy Adams

A helping hand for the Christmas season

ONE local organisation that is usually on the receiving end of a helping hand has reached out their hands to others.

Local disability and diversity organisation, Realising Every Dream Incorporated (RED Inc) have been enthusiastic participants in The Northern Star's Adopt a Family project.

Jenny London from RED Inc said the organisation had adopted one family from the region, as well as five individuals from the Lismore Soup Kitchen.

It was a great chance for them to help out a local family, of two adults and four children, and five other individuals who are down on their luck, Ms London said.

Together the service users and workers at RED Inc have put together a couple of boxes of goods and presents which will then be donated to give this family and these individuals a Christmas full of festive cheer.

"People are always giving to us, and we thought it would be nice for our service users to give back to the community,” Ms London said.

"It's also good for our young people to remember the people that are less fortunate than them, because even though they have differing abilities, they have a good life.”



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