Reclink Australia is calling on Wyndham residents to donate sports and recreational equipment to its bushfire appeal.
Reclink founder Peter Cullen said people who wanted to donate second-hand, good-quality sports gear to the appeal would be able to drop it off at a collection point in Werribee this weekend.
Mr Cullen said that in light of the bushfires that have impacted upon so many people, he decided to launch the appeal, titled Reclink Sports Share, to collect sports equipment to donate to people living in the Gippsland area.
“Our hope is sporting equipment gives people some relief, but also just sheer joy in the face of so much trauma,” Mr Cullen said.
He said that so far, individuals and businesses had donated bicycles, running shoes and cricket bats to the appeal.
Mr Cullen said that in addition of these items, he was hoping Wyndham resident would be able to donate equipment as varied as soccer balls, bocce sets and koits.
“In households, if people could have a quick look, perhaps they will have sports equipment or clothing which has past its use-by date in terms of people using it, but which aren’t past its use-by date in terms of quality – for instance, after children grow up or kids grow out of sizes,” he said.
Donations can be dropped off at 11-13 Gerves Drive (off Locke Avenue), Werribee on Saturday, February 8 from 10am to 4pm. Contact Mr Cullen on 0421 442 340 to arrange a delivery on another day.