GRAFTON Girl Guides get behind Red Cross calling.
GRAFTON Girl Guides get behind Red Cross calling.

Red Cross calling any tick of the clock in Grafton

By EMMA CORNFORD

ecornford@dailyexaminer.com.au

THIS will be the fourth year that Rebecca Marsh has collected money for the Red Cross doorknock appeal.

"It's part of our service as guides and it's a good way to help the community," said Rebecca, a senior girl guide.

"We collect around (the guide hall) every year. A lot of people have given us money over the years and ... when you're collecting in the same spot every year you kind of get to know people."

You may hear Rebecca or one of more than 100 other volunteers knock at your door as they collect for the Red Cross annual appeal.

Grafton Red Cross president Maureen McLennan said each year Grafton contributed an average of $6000 to the service.

"The local projects are the bloodbank, cosmetic care, telecross and the disaster and emergency support team who are always trained on stand-by for anything that happens in our valley."

She said although March 26 was Red Cross Calling Day in Grafton, students from South Grafton High had already started collecting and other volunteers, such as the guides, would do so until the end of the month.



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