Hitting the streets for a cause
THE footpaths along Daniel Dve have been well-tread these past three years.
Local resident Madeline Lindsay has made the circuit around her neighbours twice yearly, doorknocking for two charities – and this weekend she will be pounding the pavements again.
The 17-year-old will join more than 200 Southern Downs volunteers to knock on doors for the Leukaemia Foundation as part of its annual Doorknock Appeal.
Madeline said she was happy to lend a hand to such a good cause.
“It’s no trouble on my part so I don’t see why not,” she said.
“(The best part is) knowing you’ve done something good – it’s not hard and doing it will hopefully help others.”
The Warwick State High School student said she was aiming for her tally of $70.
“It’s not a small street but everyone is really generous,” she said.
“If I don’t raise the $70 then I might take it to school and see if I can raise some more through there.”
Leukaemia Foundation volunteers will be doorknocking from tomorrow, Saturday, July 16, until Friday, July 29, to raise money for the fund-raising appeal.
If households miss out on a doorknocker, donations can be made online at www.doorknock.net.au.
All funds raised from the Doorknock Appeal directly support patients and their families living with leukemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders.
It will also help to continue research in the quest for better treatments and ultimately cures.
The Leukaemia Foundation hopes to raise $1.2 million from the appeal.
Saturday July 16 – Friday July 29.
Goal is to raise $1.2 million Australia-wide.
More than 200 volunteers across the region will doorknock.