So our club put out a call to the community during July 2017 in order to help the less fortunate stay warm during winter.  That call was answered by a large number of generous members of the public.  One of the community minded people was the 'Barclay Suites' in downtown Auckland, whom supplied us with over 100 large blankets.  as the drive continued Linda and myself ended up doing presentations to a primary school in our area and they generously donated over 75 blankets.  What a great community we live in.  In total over 350 blankets, dovets and sleeping bags we donated from the community.