Students working with ‘The Soupie’ to make a difference at Christmas

Pictured from left: Georgette Sonter (Warrrina Women and Children’s Refuge), Alli Martin, Asra Salman, Rev David Morgan, Phil Crofts (Coffs Harbour Uniting Church Soup Kitchen). 

This year for the 13th year, Bishop Druitt College has continued to support The Coffs Harbour Uniting Church Soup Kitchen ‘the Soupie’ and Warrina Women’s and Children Refuge through their annual BDC Christmas Appeal.

The BDC Christmas Appeal was led this year by the new college service leaders Charlotte Bell and Asra Salman and the committee.

The appeal builds relationships between student’s, staff and the Coffs Harbour community. It is an opportunity for service to others that reflects the themes of the Advent Season, bringing ‘Hope, Joy, Peace and Love’ to those who are confronted by challenges at this time. As a community, this is an opportunity to make a difference to those on the fringe of society.

Students, parents and friends are encouraged to donate needed items during November.

Boxes and bags are filled at the college with useful, needed goods such as women’s health and hygiene products, baby food, clothing, towels and babywear. As well as canned goods, long-life milk, instant meals, breakfast cereals, Christmas puddings and more. BDC has also had a special request for ladies summer and winter pyjamas, which added to this year’s collection.

‘We really enjoy supporting the community through the BDC Christmas Appeal. This year it was fantastic to have the involvement and support of our new Service Leaders. We presented the donations to ‘The Soupie’ and Warrina at our Christmas Service last night. May this Christmas bring hope and joy to all.’ Reverend David Morgan, Chaplain.

Pictured from left: Charlotte Bell, Rev David Morgan, Cassie Bamford, Asra Salman.