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Christmas was a whole lot brighter for local young people who have transitioned from homelessness into independent living and vulnerable families, thanks to sizable donations from Bathurst RSL Clubs and  Orange Ex-Services. 

The Clubs have donated to Veritas House’s Christmas Appeal, making possible the purchase of 80 Christmas hampers, each filled to the brim with over $100 worth of groceries, to be delivered to young people transitioning from homelessness or Out of Home Care into independent living and to vulnerable families across the Central West. 

“We are so pleased that we can support the young people and their families with these Christmas hampers again. The cost of living is so high right now that Christmas can prove to be one thing their budget cannot stretch to, however thanks to the ongoing generosity of OESC and Bathurst RSL we can ensure that Christmas can be celebrated with not only essentials such as fresh fruit and vegetables, but also enjoyed with presents and even Christmas pudding”, said Jody Pearce, Veritas House CEO.  

“Our entire team look forward to making up the hampers and to be able to deliver them to our clients and see just how much receiving a hampers means is all the reward we need”, advised Jody.  

The groceries for the hampers were purchased from Bernardi’s bathurst and the fruit and vege boxes from Bourkes Wholesale Fruit and Vegetables.  

“Christmas is such a special time for Veritas House, with the support of local clubs, and allows us to be able to bring a smile to the faces of young people and children, who miss out on so much throughout the year”.