Door knock appeal close to the heart for Peter

Peter Tunstall is collecting for the Heart Foundation door knock appeal starting on September 3. Peter Tunstall is collecting for the Heart Foundation door knock appeal starting on September 3.
Nanjing Night Net

PETER Tunstall, of Sheldon, is among the volunteer collectors who will be knocking on doors from September 3 to 16, collecting for the Heart Foundation.

Peter said he had collected for several years, believing that his contribution helped the fund raising efforts of the foundation.

“Every little bit counts,” he said.

Besides working for a charity he believed in, Peter said the foundation’s work had a personal basis, given that his father and his wife’s mother both died of heart related illness.

“I am also a blood donor and have all the facts and figures,” he said.

“The Heart Foundation does some great work.”

Peter said a side product of his collection was to meet the neighbours in his street.

“There was a time when you knew the people in your street, at least by sight, but now neighbours don’t get so involved. This gives me a reason to meet them,” he said.

Like all collectors, Peter will be carrying identification and have a bag and official receipt book. He also will wear a high visibility vest.

Heart Foundation chief executive officer Cameron Prout said most funding came from public donations.

He said the aim was to raise $1m to enable the Heart Foundation to continue its vital research and to improve awareness, prevention and treatment of heart disease.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

For more information visit heartfoundation南京夜网. au/doorknock.

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