Avocados picked to raise funds

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An avocado pick at a Manjimup farm has provided much-needed funds for school chaplaincy initiatives in the area.

Local farmers Tom and Robyn Winfield have generously donated a day each year – for the past 11 years – where volunteers can pick avocados.

The money that would have been spent on labour was then donated to YouthCARE.

Those who wanted to help but are unable to pick provided morning tea.

This year, 24 bins of avocados were collected which meant more than $4200 was raised.

About 40 locals turned out on the day including members from the Manjimup Baptist Church and Warren Valley Community Church. 

Manjimup Senior High School chaplain Helen Rose said she was thankful for the wonderful community support.

“It is always a great day and a good way to catch up with people while you work,” she said.

“To know that so many people believe in chaplaincy and want to support us in such a generous and tangible way, is really encouraging.

“It is always a lovely day out and the work is not hard so everyone can get involved, from the youngest age of two, to the wise and retired,” she said.