Nambucca Anglican Church tops up recovery effort

Volunteers at Nambucca Heads’ Anglican Opportunity Shop - from left back, Colin Andrews, Fred Coaldrake, front left, Pauline Hughes, Val Chittick, Judy Garven
Volunteers at Nambucca Heads’ Anglican Opportunity Shop - from left back, Colin Andrews, Fred Coaldrake, front left, Pauline Hughes, Val Chittick, Judy Garven

THE generosity of Nambucca Heads residents has found its way to Vanuatu to help the recovery effort following Cyclone Pam, which decimated the South Pacific island on March 13.

Treasurer of the Anglican Opportunity Shop, Nambucca Heads, Fred Coaldrake, said the decision to donate $5000 to the appeal was not a difficult one.

“We have representatives on the Australian Board of Missions who are on the ground and in direct contact with those in need,” Fred told the Guardian.

“We rely entirely on public donations here in the shop.

“We never have to buy any goods in - the support from the people in this town and this district is so good.

“Our committee felt most people would feel sorry for the people of Vanuatu right now, so naturally we agreed to make a donation.”

He said that grass roots Anglican Church contacts in Vanuatu meant the funds went straight to those who needed them most.