It’s the little things that add up.
Have you ever thought that the little ring on the can of your favorite drink could come in handy?
The Dungog Historic Motor Club has been saving and collecting donations from Ring Pulls for 10 years.
The club’s treasurer, Ronda Tyne, coordinates the collection and collects it from One Steel.
The proceeds will then be used to purchase equipment for the Dungog Shire Palliative Care Volunteers (DSPCV).
The Dungog Historic Motor Club recently presented two non-contact infrared thermometers to the Dungog Shire Palliative Care volunteers.
Ms. Tyne coordinates the collection of the ring pulls – with them from the local community and contacts in other areas such as Taree, Gunnedah, Kempsey and up to Muckadilla in Queensland.
Donations are always welcome at 24 Moore Street, Dungog.
Instead of throwing them away, your ring moves can support the community.
Collect a full container and just leave it at Ronda’s front door.
“Since 2011, the Historic Motor Club has donated two folding wheelchairs, two barometric chairs, a shower stool, a climbing frame for a bed, an over-bath board and, most recently, the two non-contact infrared thermometers that are in our current COVID times”, said Lyn Moseley from DSPCV.
“Everything funded by ring-pull collection!”
The Motor Club is one of several community groups that support Dungog Shire Palliative Care Volunteers.
The Paterson Allyn Garden Group (PAGG) was founded more than 10 years ago and has more than 100 members who meet in a garden each month, most commonly in the Dungog Shire.
The group consists of three gardeners and focuses on expanding gardening knowledge, sharing gardening successes and mistakes, and providing a learning experience for their members.
The club is also always looking for ways to support others.
During the drought, PAGG members raised money that was donated to CWA to support farming communities.
This year, PAGG members decided to support a local project by raising money for Dungog Shire volunteer palliative care workers.
After consulting with the Dungog Shire Palliative Care Committee, PAGG members decided to purchase an Inogen One G4 oxygen concentrator with 4-cell battery for $ 4,750 to add to the group’s rental equipment.
Earlier this month, PAGG committee members donated $ 2,500 to Dungog Shire Palliative Care for this project.
With continued support from PAGG members, members plan to raise the rest over the next 12 months. The money is raised through plant sales, morning tea donations, and Christmas tree donations at monthly meetings.
“The concentrator can be used by DSPC customers who require oxygen during transportation, excursions and in their homes,” said Ms. Moseley.
“It is compact, light, and can be safely and legally used in a vehicle, while normal oxygen cylinders are very heavy and use in a vehicle is dangerous and illegal.
Dungog Shire Palliative Care Volunteers provide free assisted transportation to treatments and medical appointments, equipment, and linens (all per COVID guidelines) for anyone in Dungog Shire with a life-limiting illness.
A free respite is also provided (but not during our current COVID situation).
For more information contact [email protected] or call 49921644 (where you can leave a message) or 0468303248.
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