A helping hand from (Front, from left) Ranetta, Sebastian, Andre and (back) Sue Johnson with some of the items for the garage sale on Saturday.
A helping hand from (Front, from left) Ranetta, Sebastian, Andre and (back) Sue Johnson with some of the items for the garage sale on Saturday.

Child's image had impact

SUE Johnson leaned forward to turn off the television, but before her finger applied downward pressure on the knob, two round eyes of a child flashed on the screen.

The images of gaunt children’s faces made alien by their protruding bellies no longer shock many of us, as the imagery continuously makes a TV appearance. But on one particular night, about a decade ago, the Warwick mother of seven felt she could no longer turn her back.

“We’ve held a garage sale for the past nine years to raise money for Hope and Peace House a home for about 400 orphans in Afghanistan,” Mrs Johnson said.

She hopes to top the $5000 record set two years ago for Hope and Peace House with this year’s garage sale on Saturday at 15 Freestone Road.

Mrs Johnson is seeking people to help with the sale either on the day or before, or anyone with shed space to donate as a place to house the treasures for next year’s sale.

Enquiries to 4661 5098.



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