The Bunbury Mail Australia Day Fun Run has raised funds to donate more than 30 swags to the Salvation Army. Pictured is Bunbury Mail editor Shanelle Miller, Bunbury Salvation Army Corps officer Harriet Farquhar and Runners Club race director Allan Whitfield. FOLLOWING a successful Bunbury Mail Australia Day Fun Run event, the Bunbury Runners Club has donated 32 swags and $2,000 to the Salvation Army.
Bunbury Salvation Army Corps officer Harriet Farquhar said the donation of swags comes at the right time for those doing it tough on the streets.
“It’s really well timed as we can get these to people on the streets before winter hits, opposed to during the cold months,” she said.
“We are very humbled at the Runners Club’s generosity.”
Bunbury Runners Club race director Allan Whitfield, who led the charge on donating the goods, said the club found it important to make sure the donation go towards the community.
“We believe it is paramount that we keep the money and the products in the South West,” he said.
“We’re very happy that we’ve been able to help the Salvation Army out.”
Mr Whitfield explained that the decision to donate a further $2,000 came after the club realised just how successful the event had been.
To purchase a swag for yourself, head to swags.org.au – the profits of each swag go towards the Salvation Army.
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