New crew keeps Darcys legacy alive delivering the loaves
DARCY Goodwin is gone but his legacy lives on, and with Christmas coming up the new Five Loaves crew is busier than ever.
Yet with Darcy no longer around to attract fundraising, they've been forced to cancel their much-needed weekly visits to Casino.
New man in charge Arthur McCann and wife Kara have been involved with the Five Loaves furniture service for four years, but were thrust into the driver's seat upon Darcy's passing.
Now they're working from 7am to 10pm seven days a week just to keep up. With a mountain of furniture, clothing, and food to collect and distribute, it's a never ending mission.
Mr McCann said Darcy's 25 year role as the founder and face of Five Loaves guaranteed them consistent donations and kept their two vans on the road.
People would shake his hand and $50 would appear, Mr McCann recalled.
Remembering the time Darcy received an anonymous $500 cash donation in an envelope, Mr McCann described how Darcy asked him to recount the money a few times to be sure.
"Darcy was just amazed... that same afternoon we drive round and paid all the bills," he laughed.
The loss of Casino has reduced the service from six nights a week to four - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday in Lismore and Saturday night in Nimbin.
"We used to do Casino on Wednesday and Friday... people would come from as far away as Rappville," Mr McCann said.
"We think even if we could just get back there on a Friday night it would be good."
Any donations for the service can contact Five Loaves treasurer Terry Williams on 6624 1140 or 0411 967 244.