TWEED pensioner advocate Terri Bradley with Coolangatta State School student council members Mark Jelo, Jacinthia Amituanai, Dylan Bowden and Shaanii Mitchell.
TWEED pensioner advocate Terri Bradley with Coolangatta State School student council members Mark Jelo, Jacinthia Amituanai, Dylan Bowden and Shaanii Mitchell. CRYSTAL SPENCER

Students boost food appeal

TWEED pensioner advocate Terri Bradley was honoured when students at Coolangatta Primary School thought of her pensioner grocery giveaway this week.

The school has been busy collecting food this week and yesterday donated a box of groceries, including chips, biscuits and canned food for Ms Bradley's Wednesday food drive for pensioners at Jack Evans Boat Harbour in Tweed Heads.

Ms Bradley said she was touched the students considered her cause.

“The teacher heard about my cause and asked the students if they wanted to donate the food they raised to it and they said yes,” Ms Bradley said.

“It is such a wonderful thing; I was so thrilled to hear they had done that.

“It is so good the kids were doing it to help pensioners such as myself.”

Ms Bradley said it is a good lesson for them.

“I guess it teaches them that there are those less fortunate in the world than them.”

Ms Bradley said Elevation Church in Varsity Lakes is currently looking for a shed or warehouse that can sell food to pensioners at a discounted price.

“It would be wonderful if they got that up. It would be a big help to pensioners in the Tweed and Gold Coast,” Ms Bradley said.

Ms Bradley has been operating her food drive for more than a year now.

She is currently seeking new food donations.

“I'm always after anything non-perishable,” she said.

Anyone who can assist Ms Bradley can call her on 0414 376 057.



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