Spring festival and Halloween fundraiser unite community for a worthy cause - The Community Leader and Real Estate New and Views

L-R: Richard Lloyd-Jones, Rosie Allan, Marilyne Jacob, and Barry Myatt.

Wynnum Manly recently witnessed a convergence of community spirit through two distinct events that underscored the locality’s commitment to aiding those in need.

The Spring Festival, orchestrated by community stalwart Barry Myatt, was a vibrant carnival that united residents in celebration. The festivities included amusement rides, great food, and an abundance of fun, all contributing to the overall community joy.

Thanks to Barry Myatt of Barry Myatt Real Estate, $8,000 raised from the festival was happily donated to St. Pete’s Pantry, a local organisation dedicated to assisting those facing hardships with essential items and food. Marilyne Jacob, the pantry’s coordinator, warmly accepted the generous contribution.

This significant donation is earmarked to aid individuals in need within the Wynnum/Manly district. St. Pete’s Pantry operates tirelessly, distributing bags of essential food items every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00am to 11:00am at Bride St, St. Peter’s Anglican Church hall. Moreover, a warm breakfast is provided every Monday from 8:30am to 10:00am, further catering to the community’s wellbeing.

In another demonstration of community goodwill, the Manly Lota Joey Scout Group devised a novel approach to address hunger during Halloween. Departing from the conventional trick-or-treat routine, the Scouts undertook a letterbox drop, appealing to the local community for non-perishable food items. The response exceeded expectations, showcasing the Scouts’ commitment to their motto — Duty to God, duty to others, and duty to oneself.

The collected food items were handed over to St. Pete’s Pantry, during a Thursday night Scout meeting. The donated items are slated to contribute to the weekly hampers provided to people experiencing homelessness and those in need.

These two events, the Spring Festival and the Halloween fundraiser by the Manly Lota Scouts, showcase the compassionate and united front of the community in addressing the needs of their neighbours, embodying the true spirit of community support.

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