Centre congratulates town

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup CRC volunteer Bill Tannen and Volunteer Services Coordinator Jane Pratt take part in the one minute of cheering.
Camera IconManjimup CRC volunteer Bill Tannen and Volunteer Services Coordinator Jane Pratt take part in the one minute of cheering. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

The Manjimup Community Resource Centre has launched ‘Giving Tuesdays’, a program aimed at encouraging community members to give within their local community.

The first of its Tuesdays happened yesterday, with members of the centre and volunteers congregating out the front to celebrate Manjimup’s adherence to social distancing regulations and stopping the spread of coronavirus with one minute of applause.

Dubbed Ovation to the Nation, it is part of five Giving Tuesdays the centre will promote in May.

Give local is scheduled for next Tuesday, with the CRC encouraging people to support businesses by buying takeaway food, or community organisations by donating or volunteering.

People who buy takeaway products will have the chance to win a prize provided by the centre, if they submit a receipt from the takeaway outlet.

The following Tuesday — May 19 — will be dedicated to giving time, and will coincide with National Volunteer Week.

The centre will be celebrating this week by promoting volunteering in the community and promoting volunteers with an advertisement in the Manjimup-Bridgetown Times, as well as providing advice for potential volunteers.

Centre volunteer services coordinator Jane Pratt said that part of the motivation was to acknowledge the Manjimup community’s efforts during the COVID-19 crisis.

“The Manjimup community has done an outstanding job in supporting its own local community, when I heard about the Giving Tuesdays in May, I thought what a great way for the Manjimup Community Resource Centre to help our community even further,” she said.

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