Street stall from last year's Blue Care appeal in Stanthorpe
Street stall from last year's Blue Care appeal in Stanthorpe Contributed

Blue Care's appeal to keep their 'family' together

A DAY of respite is important for our seniors. It gives them a chance to be social, see friends and in some cases just get out of the house.

Those are just some of the reasons why respite is the main focus for Blue Care's annual appeal.

The chairman of the Blue Care support committee, John Morrison, said they were hoping to raise around $15,000 to help lower the costs associated with respite.

"Most people realise aged care is funded mostly by government but there's only so much that will cover,” he said.

"We can try and drop the prices of transport for the clients locally so it makes it more affordable for them.”

Mr Morrison said respite days were especially important to their many clients who live alone.

"A lot of them don't have carers, a lot of them come in on their own back,” he said.

"It sort of becomes a family there for them.”

Blue Care will be sending out mail-outs for monetary donations this week and will be hosting a street stall on Thursday ,April 19 at Stanthorpe Plaza from 8am to midday.

Mr Morrison said he was still looking for donations for items to sell.

"We'll gladly accept donations of cooking, produce or anything,” he said.

"We get a lot from clients and their friends.

"The cooking is the thing that really sells.”

Anyone interested in donating to the food stall should contact Mr Morrison on 0418761102.

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