The Bundaberg Region 2022 bauble is now available, raising vital funds to create hampers for local families in need as part of the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal.
Just over $7 from every Bundaberg Region 2022 bauble sold will be donated to the appeal, with a new bauble design to be launched every year.
Mayor Jack Dempsey said the baubles had proven popular last year and were set to become collector’s items.
“The Bundaberg Region Christmas baubles are a lasting memory of the generosity of our community in coming together and helping each other,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“Every year when you hang it on your tree you will be reminded of the joy you have given to others.
“A Christmas lunch with loved ones is a treasured memory and the funds raised for the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal hampers help to ensure every single member of our community can enjoy one this year.
“Council is helping to facilitate the fundraising of Christmas hampers on behalf of the community groups who offer wonderful support to our community year-round.
“We’re not just helping to spread Christmas cheer to families in need, we’re showing these hardworking charities how much we appreciate all they do.”
The creation of the Bundaberg Region 2022 bauble was a community collaboration with Bundaberg Regional Council submitting the design to Community Lifestyle Support’s MAKI Print workshop for creation and the plywood material donated by Sunshine Mitre 10 Bundaberg.
Mayor Jack Dempsey thanked everyone involved in supporting the Christmas Cheer Appeal which, to date, has already raised more than $15,000.
“From the charities themselves to local service clubs, community groups and businesses, we have received an outpouring of support.
“We certainly are lucky to live in such a caring and generous community.”
The Bundaberg Region 2022 baubles are available for purchase for $10 from the Bundaberg Regional Council service centre on Bourbong Street with more stockists coming soon.
Any local businesses wishing to stock the baubles and help raise funds for the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal can contact Council on 1300 883 699 or complete the form on the fundraising project page.
Find out more about the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal and other ways to donate here.