The Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal is off to a cracker start for 2022, after raising over $3500 from the sale of locally made and collectible Christmas baubles last year.
The appeal, which was launched in December, is raising funds to assist a number of local charities to provide hampers for local families in need this Christmas.
This year, the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal will continue the great work of local charities which prepare food hampers – just on a much bigger scale.
Products will be purchased by the pallet-load and a massive community working bee will see the hampers put together right before distribution in December.
Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey said it was fantastic to see the support for the appeal so far and urged the community to continue to support these charities however they could throughout 2022.
“The launch of the appeal has seen great success, with the sale of hundreds of baubles over last year’s Christmas period,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“As part of the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal, we’ll be working with local community groups to fundraise all year-round.
“I encourage the community to continue to be generous where and when they can, so we can ensure every family has a great Christmas in 2022.
“We look forward to continuing to support our local charities who do a fantastic job in providing support to those in need within our community.”
Council will meet with the charities involved later this month to work on a fundraising calendar.
Any business with ideas for fundraising during the year for the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal is encouraged to submit them online here.
Anyone interested in learning more about how to donate or volunteer for the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal can submit an Expression of Interest form here.
Individuals will continue to register with participating charities and those groups will deliver the hampers as normal.
The hampers will be distributed by Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul, Angels Community Group and the Childers and Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centres.
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