Red Cross Hall to get makeover
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has announced that the Tamworth Red Cross Hall will receive much needed upgrades through a NSW Community Building Partnership Grant of $21,537.
Mr Anderson said the Red Cross Hall had not received an upgrade since 1967 and he was proud to be able to support the Hall in its application for funding to give the Hall makeover it needs.
“Volunteers of the Australian Red Cross do a wonderful job and one of the many projects the volunteers undertake is knitting and assembling Trauma Teddies,” Mr Anderson said.
“The Trauma Teddy is a special bear knitted by volunteers and given to children and adults during traumatic times.”
Tamworth Red Cross Secretary Mrs Helen Lesley said it was fabulous to hear that they were successful in their application for funding.
“You can’t sell raffle tickets and bake cakes enough to be able to get this type of money,” Mrs Lesley said.
“The hall is used every day of the week by a variety of community groups, and it is need of a makeover to make it more usable, and this makeover could see it used on weekends.”
Mr Anderson said there have been some 98 hours of workshops with around 220 Trauma Teddies made and delivered around town thanks to the wonderful volunteers at the Tamworth Red Cross od late.
“If you are a willing and able knitter, I know the volunteers of the Tamworth Red Cross would love to hear from you.”