A number of local community groups have continued to rally together to support the Mayor's Christmas Cheer Appeal, hoping to lend a helping hand in spreading joy this festive season.
The annual appeal raises funds to buy food hampers for local residents who are doing it tough, with over $15,000 collated so far.
Lions Club of Bundaberg North is one of many community groups who have donated to the appeal.
President Michael Brown said the club was proud to support initiatives that helped make a difference to the lives of community members.
“Our club looks regularly to make donations to worthy community causes where funds provided will be able to make a difference, and/or benefit those in need,” Michael said.
“As such, the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal targets families who are doing it tough and need community assistance from time to time.
“The hampers will provide a benefit at a time when many families will be struggling to meet the rising costs of living, and as such our club sees this as an important community project to support.”
Michael said the club encouraged other community groups to think about contributing where they could, to assist in continuing to support the community during Christmas.
“Where community groups have the capacity to provide some funds they should look at this project.”
Other groups that have supported the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal include Buxton Friendship Association and Lions Club of Bundaberg Hinkler.
Buxton Friendship Association's Tara Duffy said the group was proud to support local initiatives which helped the community.
“Being a community-based organisation, we like to help out as many hands make light work,” Tara said.
“Christmas is an important part of the year in which no family should go needing or wanting.”
Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey thanked those who had come on board.
“Christmas is a time of giving and local organisations have certainly proved that with their ongoing support for this appeal,” he said.
“I want to thank everyone who has signed on to support this important fundraiser, it is truly heart-warming to see the community come together for the good of others.”
How to get involved:
Anyone interested in learning more about how to volunteer for the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal can submit an Expression of Interest form here.
Make a donation here.
To sponsor the appeal please download the sponsorship proposal here.
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