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National Meals on Wheels Day was celebrated in the Tweed yesterday with a visit by Richmond MP Justine Elliot to Kingscliff Bowls Club for Cuppa for a Cause.

Mrs Elliot caught up with locals Del Zimmlerle, 73, and Bob Lominga, 89, from Chinderah, at the event.

Mr Lominga praised Meals on Wheels, having been the beneficiary of the service after a recent illness.

Both Bob and Del each have meals delivered a few times a week to supplement home cooking.

‘It was fantastic to speak with Kingscliff Meals on Wheels director Chris Watt to hear about the wonderful work that his team of volunteers carry out each and every day,’ Mrs Elliot said.

‘Chris’ team deliver more than 700 meals from Pottsville to Tweed Heads to those in our community who are most in need,’ she said.

‘This service helps to keep people out of hospital and residential care, assisting them to remain independent within their own homes for as long as possible. Meals on Wheels is great for both individuals and our community.

“I strongly encourage people to get involved with this vital service,’ she said.

 


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