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"The 15 Tubs Full Appeal makes up for close to half the donated food that went into special Christmas hampers for dissadvantaged individuals, including those sleeping rough"
Initiated by Dr Mrin Nayagam of the Village Clinic, Mount Eliza.
Community Support Frankston Inc. wishes to acknowledge the Village Clinic, Mt Eliza, its doctors, nurses, reception and allied health staff, patients and well-wishers as great supporters of the annual Frankston Community Appeal.
In the 11th year since it's initiation, Dr Mrin Nayagam and her dedicated team collected a record breaking 102 x 50L tubs of non perishable festive and staple foods. These, donated to Community Support Frankston, who in turn creates hampers for the homeless and most vulnerable in our local community.
Celebrating the 11th anniversary of the
Jan was the first to donate each year, and donor of 3 tubs in 2016.
Some of the tireless team at The Village Clinic, Mt Eliza. Their efforts ensure scores of the community's most vulnerable people don't spend the Christmas holiday hungry. This appeal also provides an opportunity for the older people who are not computer savvy, to still assist the needy by a donation of food.
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History of the Appeal
Following renovations, and as a space consideration, Dr Nayagam who initiated this drive in 2006, discussed with her colleagues and the decision was made to pack the goods into 50L plastic containers and the "15 Tubs Full" campaign was born. The target at the time was to fill 15 fifty litre sized plastic tubs with festive Christmas type foods of a non perishable nature.
Dr Nayagam says that this appeal run at the Village Clinic differs from all those bigger charities and appeals in that there is NO ADMINISTRATION FEE and that all the food purchased by the donors goes directly into the mouth of someone needy.
All the work done by the Village Clinic in printing, promoting and packing the boxes is 'pro bono', so the donors get a 100% value from their donations, despite not getting any tax rebates for their expenses.
The support of those who attend the clinic as well as the friends of the clinic who join the doctors, nurses, reception and allied health staff makes it a true combined effort.
In 2011, eighteen tubs were filled, then 27 in 2012. This grew to 46 last year and now, in Christmas 2014, the Village Clinic doctors, nurses, reception and allied health staff, patients and well wishers have filled 55 tubs.
In 2015, the 10th anniversary, a total of 96 tubs were collected.
With each passing year the bar has been raised higher. Therefore the target became more ambitious for 2016 when we hoped for a minimum of 60 x 50 L tubs. As it turned out this target was exceeded by a show of genorosity with 102 x 50 L tubs donated! Thank you to all who supported our appeal.
Community Support Frankston thanks go to everyone involved in this campaign in what we realise is a very busy time of year in a very busy doctors surgery. Through your efforts you have made Christmas more festive for many, many local families. Thank you.
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Cash and In-kind donations 2015 Appeal:
PLUS an estimated
Our thanks go to the local residents, businesses and organisations that have already donated cash and groceries. Your support has made this year's appeal a great success.
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