KNOCK KNOCK: Former veteran door knocker Marjorie Peach (right) donates to Blue Care Door Knock Appeal assistant co-ordinator Anne James. The Blue Care Door Knock appeal will be held between July 20 and August 2.
KNOCK KNOCK: Former veteran door knocker Marjorie Peach (right) donates to Blue Care Door Knock Appeal assistant co-ordinator Anne James. The Blue Care Door Knock appeal will be held between July 20 and August 2. Tom Threadingham

Doorknock army after more help

FOR more than 40 years a dedicated foot army has walked the streets of the Lockyer Valley in search of a helping hand.

This year will be no different, as volunteers once again throw their joggers on and go door to door in aid of the Blue Care Door Knock appeal.

However, with a growing population base in the region, the small foot army is being spread thin.

In light of this Blue Care is putting the call out for anyone interested to get involved and join others who knock for a good cause.

"We try and cover as much of the Lockyer Valley as we can and that's why we need more volunteers this time," Blue Care service manager Elaine Horrocks said.

"We still cover the same area but the number of homes in the area is growing and that means we need more door knockers."

Former veteran door knocker Marjorie Peach said the Blue Care Door Knock appeal was an enjoyable experience and encouraged others to take part.

"It's for a good cause," Mrs Peach said.

"(It's good) meeting people and seeing that they were so willing to give."

Blue Care Door Knock Appeal assistant co-ordinator Anne James said it was an important cause to support.

"I became involved with Blue Care when my mother was ill and Blue Care looked after her very well and it's a very worthy cause," Mrs James said.

"It's very fulfilling and anyone can door knock.

"It's a chance to have a catch-up with the neighbours and at the end of the day when you see the money and what can be done with it, it makes it worthwhile."

The Blue Care Door Knock appeal will be held between July 20 and August 2.

To register to become a door knocker, phone Blue Care on 5462 1834.


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