Winter woolies in Loch Sport

Loch Sport Community Care treasurer Glenys Stephens and volunteer Shirley Keven. Photos: Stefan Bradley

Stefan Bradley

Loch Sport Community Care (LSCC) continues to support those in need with bags of essential items for contactless pick-up or delivery.

Just in time for winter, there are now Winter Woollies items available for clients.

“We got lovely little beanies, scarves and jackets for the little kids. These are from Foodbank as well, and are available in exchange for a donation,” LSCC treasurer Glenys Stephens said.

“I’m sure with this cold weather, people will be after a new beanie for winter.”

Despite COVID and Omicron no longer dominating the news the way it once did, Ms Stephens said that at this point, it seemed like more people in Loch Sport and surrounding areas were getting COVID than ever before.

“We’re still getting new clients, including those with COVID who need deliveries. In fact, we’re getting more COVID calls than we did during that first wave at the start of the year,” Ms Stephens said.

“Some of them may have other illnesses, like the flu, and we’re finding that they’re not wanting to visit us in-person due to that.”

“We are allowing people to come into the building with social distancing, which is mostly back to normal, but our clients can of course socialise outside.”

Foodbank continues to be a reliable partner for LSCC, but Ms Stephens said they’d like to see some treats donated.

“We appreciate the fact that we’re getting the staple food items, but I’m sure those who are struggling might also appreciate donations of biscuits, chips, soft drinks and things like that.”

Volunteer Shirley Keven said that the community is struggling.

“We got new clients who just found out about us,” Ms Keven said.

“Thankfully, people are starting to get back into socialising with the Loch Sport Bowls Club and the RSL doing meals again, and of course we can chat to our clients outside our building.”

“We would also welcome donations of feminine hygiene products.”

Loch Sport Community Care is open Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-1pm on 101 National Park Rd.

Those who wish to donate, volunteer or obtain a bag of essentials can contact Ms Stephens on 0437 529 411.

Loch Sport Community Care continues to support those in need with bags of essential items for contactless pick-up or delivery.