Emerald Lifeline volunteer Joan Lowery with a rack of warm coats.
Emerald Lifeline volunteer Joan Lowery with a rack of warm coats. Kaitlyn Gutzke

More blankets needed for cold snap

FOR most, winter is associated with woolly blankets, layers of toasty clothes and a fireplace, but for those less fortunate winter is nothing more than a cold and miserable.

Op-shops and second-hand stores, including Emerald Lifeline, have been asking people to warm the cockles of their hearts by donating good-quality winter woollies to their stores.

Emerald Lifeline volunteer Joan Lowery said the Anakie St store has plenty of warm winter clothing for women, men and children but it was in need of more bedding and warm blankets in particular.

"As far as clothes go, we're good," Joan said.

"Our biggest issue is our lack of warm blankets. We have none.

"Our shelves are bare."

Joan said although most people liked to keep their old blankets in storage, just in case, she hoped Central Highlanders would find it in their hearts to donate spare blankets for those in need this winter.

There are more than 150 Lifeline shops in Queensland providing quality used clothing and second-hand goods.

If you or your family are in need or if you would like to volunteer pop into Lifeline on Anakie St in Emerald.


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