Good Guys Bathurst donates much-needed appliances

The Good Guys Bathurst has once again lived up to its name by providing valuable support to some of those in the community who need it most.

MUCH APPRECIATED: Amanda McCulloch and friends with her new coffee machine.

MUCH APPRECIATED: Amanda McCulloch and friends with her new coffee machine.

During Doing Good Week, The Good Guys’ annual week of giving, The Good Guys Bathurst provided support in the form of much-needed appliances to Pied Piper Preschool, Kelso Public School and two well-deserving individuals, Joanne Ryan and Amanda McCulloch.

Pied Piper Preschool, a day-care centre in Wallerawang, is in the process of raising money to buy some outdoor play equipment.

The donated coffee machine from The Good Guys Bathurst will be used as the major prize in the kindergarten’s upcoming Christmas raffle.

Amanda McCulloch was nominated by close friends for her caring nature towards the children she cares for at her day care centre and to friends and strangers in need.

Friends say she always puts others’ needs in front of her own and that’s why she has been nominated to receive a brand new coffee machine to replace her broken one.

Joanne Ryan has been caring for a family of seven after fostering five special children ranging in age from five to 12.

The children were recently placed in separate foster homes, but Jo decided that she would like to keep all the children together.

The children are all active and healthy and love nothing better than playing together outside on the farm, creating lots of dirty clothes and clothes washing for Jo.

As part of the Doing Good program, Jo has been given a brand new 8.5 kilogram washing machine that will help her save precious time, electricity and water on the farm.

During Doing Good Week, which takes place in September each year, hundreds of Doing Good acts are undertaken by The Good Guys all over Australia.

“It is so important to make a difference in a tangible way, and all acts of kindness embarked upon during Doing Good Week are very personal to those involved,” The Good Guys Bathurst store executive manager Michael Shafton said.

It is so important to make a difference in a tangible way.

In total, The Good Guys will undertake more than 500 acts of Doing Good this year, donating more than $350,000 worth of appliances.

Doing Good Week is part of The Good Guys Doing Good program, which sees more than $1 million donated back to more than 100 local charities through the Local Giving Program and more than $600,000 through in-kind giving each year to more than 1000 local community groups and families.

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