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Volunteers needed for Door Knock Appeal

4 Sep 2012


Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Steve McMahon is encouraging residents to volunteer for the annual Heart Foundation’s Door Knock Appeal in September 2012.

Mayor McMahon said the Heart Foundation is urgently calling for residents to volunteer a few hours of their time.

“This is such a worthy cause and the Door Knock Appeal is the Heart Foundation’s main fundraiser,” he said.

“With the help of 120,000 volunteers, the Heart Foundation hopes to raise $5 million to fund critical research and community projects.

“The money will be used to improve awareness, prevention and treatment of heart disease, which kills one Australian every 24 minutes.”

Mayor McMahon said that every time a volunteer knocks on a door this September they will be helping save lives.

“Each person who registers as a volunteer will be allocated approximately 20 houses to door knock either in their own street or in their neighbourhood,” he said.

“It does not take much of your time and you will be helping save lives.”

Mayor McMahon said if you aren’t able to door knock you can still support the Heart Foundation by registering for their online door knock appeal.

“You simply send an email to your family, friends and colleagues to help raise vital funds,” he said.

To become a volunteer collector, register online at www.heartfoundation.org.au or find out more by calling 1800 55 22 55 or emailing doorknock@heartfoundation.org.au

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Media contact: 
Tanya Abraham
Manager Public Relations and Events
9330 6008 or 0411 748 953


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