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Community spirit providing warmth

SPRING has finally sprung after what has felt like an extremely cold winter, but there is still some time to go before the warmer weather hits Hobart and the Eastern Shore.

After being approached by a community member concerned about the shortage of beanies, scarves and gloves in local op shops, Labor Member for Franklin David O’Byrne took to social media to put the call out for donated items.

The call was answered with a fantastic community response.

Incolink business development officer Nicole Wells took the cause to heart and was able to collect more than 300 beanies for op shops in the Franklin electorate.

“Incolink is Australia’s oldest, largest and most comprehensive workers’ entitlement scheme and is the safety net for the building and construction industry,” Ms Wells said.

“The Incolink fund looks after redundancy entitlements, as well as the health and wellbeing of building and construction workers, and was established by the construction union.

“We are delighted that Incolink was able to assist David in providing beanies to those most in need.

“We look forward to working more with David over the coming years.”

Mr O’Byrne said everyone involved was extremely grateful.

“It’s still very chilly out there and we have a fair bit of time before summer,” he said.

“These beanies will go a long way to keeping people warm.

“Big thanks to the Incolink for helping in this wonderful community effort.

“The electorate of Franklin is a community that looks out for each other, with a generous bunch of people who always band together at times of need.”