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Save the Children, Kyabram in need of volunteers

By Jared Prestwidge

SAVE the Children Australia’s Kyabram branch is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, but is in desperate need of volunteers to keep the organisation going.

Save the Children works to tackle all issues that affect children, including access to health and education, saving lives in a disaster, tackling climate change and protecting children from harm.

Four meetings are held a year at the Uniting Church Hall, where volunteers discuss and co-ordinate upcoming events — most notably the annual fundraiser held in October.

Save the Children Australia, Kyabram president Linda Wilson said working with the organisation had been endlessly rewarding and it would be a shame to see it discontinued.

“If we don’t get any more members we might be having to close down because at the moment we only have six,” she said.

“It’s an organisation that I think are worthy of support because whenever there’s a crisis, they’re often at the forefront in providing support for children.

“Anybody who has a heart for children and wants to raise some money is more than welcome.

“It’s never been a big commitment, but always a rewarding one.”

The first meeting of the year will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, March 4 at the Uniting Church Hall.

For more information phone Linda Wilson on 0448 990 511.