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• Baked to bless

Captain Nicola Poore (right), Macarthur Corps Officer, and Cherise Holley, Church Life Administrator, deliver freshly baked biscuits firefighters in Campbelltown as part of their gifts to first responders in the region.

After hearing the tragic news of paramedic Stephen Tougher’s death in Campbelltown, on the outskirts of suburban Sydney, the Macarthur Corps was stirred to action.

Teams baked hundreds of Anzac biscuits, packaged them in cellophane bags and embellished them with gift tags. The biscuits were then delivered to local first responders in the region – ambulance, fire and police stations.

The back of the tags read: To you, our frontline workers, we say thank you. Thank you for keeping us safe, for caring for us, for being the first to respond in times of need. Macarthur Salvation Army is praying for you, and we hope that these biscuits will bless you as your service blesses us.

“It was a privilege to deliver these biscuits and bless the first responders in the Macarthur area, (especially after) hearing their stories of perseverance in a time of tragedy,” said Cherise Holley, Church Life Administrator at Macarthur Corps.

“We were even treated to a tour of Campbelltown Fire Station!”


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