Clothes distributed for 2016 Clothing Drive
Community Committee Member and organiser of many of our charity endeavours, Cathie Kemp, completed the 2016 OGFC Clothing Drive recently with help from her sons, distributing the clothes to some very grateful second-hand stores.
Cathie recently told us about the whole operation:
"The quality of the clothes and quantity was astounding. Everything was very clean and neatly packed generally. Lots of our players brought bags full, Sandy 'Dogga' Stewart even wheeled in a suitcase! It really was a tremendous effort by so many. I’d say too that there were quite a few of the older attendees at the Pivot Lunch who brought clothing, because there were bags full of Gazman and other well-known and good quality names in the mix, but older style wear.
Sorting some of the wares: John Graham, Brad Gore, Will Evans, Rupert de Crespigny
“I sorted all the clothes the Tuesday night following the monstrous collection. We received so much! The next day I took my broken-winged son Rupert and we took a Range Rover full (see photo at top of page) to the Op-Shop 'supporting youth in our community' in Chapel Street, Prahran. They were very, very happy to receive the clothes.
“No picture of my broken-footed son, but he and I provided some warm coats and jumpers to the RMIT (struggling) students - some homeless, many without any warm clothes on these cold and wet days, which was really eagerly welcomed.”
Thanks to Cathie and all the entire OGs community who helped make our 2016 Clothing Drive such a huge success!