Rovers’ Hike for Hunger
Christmas and summer holiday period is often a difficult time for Sydney’s needy and when the demand on agencies like Wesley Mission is at its highest.
To help with this demand Rover Crews from across Sydney North once again gathered to take part in their annual service project, the Hike for Hunger – a state-wide project instigated by Rovers to assist the Wesley Mission’s support to Sydney’s needy.
Over several months, Rover Crews collected donations of canned foods and other non-perishable items at local supermarkets and shopping centres, door to door and from Scouting families.
Local Rovers Crews that participated were from Epping and Brush Park.
Rovers assembled in Bradfield Park in Milsons Point beneath the Harbour Bridge and transported some of the donated food across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, to deliver to the Wesley Mission in Pitt Street.
The majority of the donations were delivered directly to various Wesley Mission facilities around Sydney, for sorting and storage.
The Hike for Hunger initiative aims to promote awareness of the needs of homeless and underprivileged people in Sydney, and to act as a mechanism for collecting much-needed food for this worthwhile cause.
“Unfortunately the requirement for food to sustain the homeless and destitute of Sydney is an ongoing one. The Rover Scouts’ support for Wesley Mission through the Hike for Hunger has been sustained for more than ten years, significantly helping to meet the increasing need”, said Lan Tran, Wesley Mission’s Volunteer Services Co-ordinator.
“The willing and cheerful way that Rovers have provided this service for those less fortunate in our community has provided thousands of food items every year, and we give them our great thanks”, she continued.
Rovers are the eldest section of the Scouting movement, for young men and women aged 18 to 26
Aside from helping out the Wesley Mission, they also enjoy a huge range of outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, caving, abseiling and skiing, as well as great social events.
There are many Rover Crews throughout Northern Sydney – for more information, visit http://sydneynorthscouts.com/rovers
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