Iluka lathers up for shot at appeal target
ILUKA was in a lather as to what to do for the people affected by the tsunami disaster ? luckily, Trisha Greenwood came up with an answer.
Under Ms Greenwood's leadership, residents and tourists at Iluka have set themselves the target of collecting 5000 cakes of soap before January 31, to be sent through Lions to nations devastated by the tsunami disaster.
This is a target that Ms Greenwood believes to be easily obtainable, as after only three full days more than 500 cakes had been received.
"The response to this has been amazing, it's really touching and humbling that everyone has been so willing to get behind this," she said.
"We have put eight or nine collection boxes throughout the community and have set up a progress barometer."
Ms Greenwood said she had a flash of inspiration on New Year's Eve when she reached for the soap in the shower.
"I realised then that there were people out there without soap and I started thinking about how degrading it must be not to have such a basic thing," she said.