Spreading the love around

Mary Waters (left) pictured with Linda Roil (Kids in Need Waikato), Harriet Dixon (Cambridge Community House) and Jumble Around president Marianne Jarvie.

Leamington’s Jumble Around charity op shop’s annual community funding round for 2019 involves a record sum for a record number of recipients.

Almost $132,000 has been distributed to 104 Cambridge community groups, schools, sports clubs and charities, including the Cambridge Community House, Cambridge Life Skills, Cambridge Riding for the Disabled and Kids in Need Waikato.

Jumble Around, established in 1968, runs its op shop with 36 volunteers to raise funds.

‘The community helps us too. So, I think the more we spread it around the more we get coming back in,” Jumble Around president Marianne Jarvie said.

Volunteer Mary Walters said, “without the community we wouldn’t have a shop”.

Cambridge Community House received $5000 in the annual funding round.

“It enables us to keep the doors open and keep our community well and do what we do for our community,” said Harriet Dixon, the community house general manager.

Linda Roil, founder of Kids in Need Waikato said Jumble Around’s help made a significant difference.

A total of $3500 was donated this year to the Cambridge-based organisation, which supports children being raised in foster care or not by their biological parent.

Both organisations said the funding came at a perfect time with just 10 weeks until Christmas.

Jumble Around is at 183 Shakespeare St, Cambridge.

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