UNITING AgeWell’s Ningana Community recently held its inaugural
“blanket run”, organising the delivery of a range of winter essentials including blankets, pillows and bedding to charities in the local area.
The donations, which the Sorell aged care provider collected over the past few months, will be distributed to people who are “doing it tough” during winter.
Uniting AgeWell project officer Ken Harris said the organisation had joined forces with the Military Brotherhood Motorcycle Club to run the initiative.
“The Ningana community feels it is important to help others this winter because there are many people who have far less than we do,” he said.
“It is showing kindness to those in less fortunate situations than ours.”
The bikers rode more than 50 kilometres across Hobart distributing the donations, before ending their journey at New Norfolk.
Uniting AgeWell offers a range of specialised options to support health and wellbeing, including independent and assisted living, home care, social support and therapy programs, respite and residential care communities.
For more information visit www.unitingagewell.org
Caption: From left, Uniting AgeWell Ningana resident Isabella Shorrock, Sorell Mayor Kerry Vincent, Rumney MLC Tony Mulder, Military Brotherhood MMC president Gary Myers and Uniting AgeWell integrated services manager Melitta Baker. Photo credit: Ken Harriss.