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Trying to spread cheer to clients this Christmas

24 November 2013

RDNS SA is calling on the South Australian community to support their 2013 Summer Appeal and help raise vital funds to support their Christmas Hamper Program.

Anne Skipper, Chair of RDNS SA, says the not for profit organisation is raising funds to provide Christmas hampers to their clients most in need.

“Delivered by our RDNS SA nurses, our hampers provide a little joy to clients and some much needed relief at Christmas. 

“With the help of our community, we can ensure more of our clients and their families receive a hamper filled with basic necessities including toiletries, tinned fruit and vegetables, rice and crackers.

“Financially, many of the people for whom we provide care to are struggling just to get by.  Our nurses help identify our clients, who they believe will benefit greatly from receiving a hamper and then deliver them just in time for Christmas.  We hope, this helps our clients and brings them a little relief.

“Thanks to our donors and supporters, in 2012 we were able to deliver 150 hampers to those in need.  However, this was 50 hampers less than the year before, which meant many of our clients and their families had to miss out. 

“We know there are many more clients who could really benefit from receiving a Christmas hamper. We’re calling on our community to get behind us and support this program. Every little bit helps.  By making a small donation to our Christmas Hamper Program, collectively, this will help us provide more hampers to more of our clients,” says Anne.

RDNS SA would like to thank staff from Beyond Bank Australia who have volunteered their time to support RDNS SA with packaging the hampers in December.  RDNS SA would also like to thank Drakes Supermarkets for providing a discount to purchase the items for the hampers.

To support RDNS SA’s Christmas Hamper Program, donations can be made online by visiting www.rdns.org.au or by calling 1300 364 264.  All donations $2.00 or more are tax deductible.

RDNS SA is a provider of general and specialist nursing and allied health care, personal care and aged care packages.  RDNS is proud to deliver tailored services across a range of special needs providing health clinics to people who are homeless, supporting people and their families living with a terminal illness through the provision of palliative care, a broad range of disability care planning and training for carers, support to those living with HIV/AIDS and immunisation clinics for adults and children.