Call to help make people less lonely this winter

RED Cross is calling out for donations to help make winter a lot less lonely for thousands of Australians.

Chief Executive, Robert Tickner wants everyone to dig deep before the 30th June to make sure Red Cross can help the growing number of people who are facing the prospect of a cold, lonely winter this year.

"Having friends around us makes us more resilient to life's knocks and challenges" says Mr Tickner "but all our work to help people who are doing it tough relies heavily on the generosity of people like you who donate to Red Cross".

To make a tax deductible donation to Red Cross by 30 June call 1800 811 700, go online to redcross.org.au.