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They had a hankering for hampers

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January 06, 2018

Commonwealth Bank branch manager Lauren Phillips delivers a Christmas hamper to Echuca's Danielle Richardson and her children Jet, Bradley and Jessie Welsh as part of Operation Plum Pudding.

FIFTEEN Community Living and Respite Services’ clients were surprised with Christmas hampers last week.

And CLRS chief executive Suzanna Barry had the privilege of delivering them along with Commonwealth Bank branch manager Lauren Phillips as part of Operation Plum Pudding.

‘‘The families were all very surprised and all said how much they would enjoy the unexpected gift.,’’ Ms Barry said.

‘‘Danielle Richardson and her young family were all smiles with their hamper.’’

For more than 50 years, retired and current Commonwealth Bank staff have put together Christmas hampers for those in need around Victoria and Tasmania and this is the second year CLRS has been invited to take part.

‘‘It was very difficult to choose the hamper recipients,’’ Ms Barry said.

‘‘Our team leaders who work closely with the families did this taking into consideration the individual circumstances.’’

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