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‘Sistas’ step up to help Eliza DoLittle Society

Members of the fitness group Sista Circle present a cheque for $500 to the Eliza DoLittle Society. From left are Margaret Burgess-Howie, Kathy Burgess, Karen Burchall, Florence Sharpe, Mayberline Black, Jennifer Tankard and Edwina Arorash. Donna Mae Arorash, front centre, gives the cheque to Eliza DoLittle executive director Clair Mello-Robinson. (Photograph supplied)

A charity helping people with food supplies has received $500 from a women’s fitness group.

According to Donna Mae Arorash, cofounder of Sista Circle, whose members meet weekly to walk and run together, the organisation contributed to the Eliza DoLittle Society this year, instead of holding its annual gift exchange.

Ms Arorash thought that rather than “Sistas” buying one another gifts that they did not need, it would be better to give to a worthy cause and Eliza DoLittle “was the perfect choice”.

She said: “[One of our members] knew a little bit about it and felt that a lot of people needed help with food. So that is who we decided to donate to.”

The charity’s executive director, Clair Mello-Robinson, who gave the ‘Sistas’ a tour of the facility, said that the contribution could feed up to ten families for one week.

“Hopefully, the tour gave them a better understanding about what the Eliza DoLittle Society does and how we do it — I do not think many people are aware of that,” she said.

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Published January 16, 2023 at 9:00 am (Updated January 16, 2023 at 10:33 am)

‘Sistas’ step up to help Eliza DoLittle Society

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