Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal baubles can now be purchased from a wider range of locations with schools and charity groups among those helping to raise funds.
In 2022 Bundaberg Regional Council launched the new Christmas initiative for those in need, The Mayor's Christmas Cheer Appeal, to bring the community together and assist a range of service organisations during the festive season.
Each bauble costs $10, with all proceeds going to the appeal.
A donation can also be made directly to the appeal via the website here.
The funds raised will go towards buying food hampers for local residents who need a helping hand to make their Christmas special.
The hampers will be distributed by Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul (Bundaberg and Childers), Angels Community Group and Childers and Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centres.
Kolan South State School is one local school participating and selling the baubles, doing its part in supporting families in need this Christmas.
Kolan South State School’s Business Manager Chery’ O’Donnell said the opportunity to take part in selling the baubles was a great way to spread the joy of Christmas within the local community.
“The Christmas Cheer Appeal seemed to be an easy way to be involved in a community project while helping share the joy of Christmas to those within our region who are less fortunate,” she said.
“Schools are a significant part of communities, so having the baubles at school makes fundraising more accessible to all within those communities.
“We would encourage others to get involved to help widen the fundraising network as every little bit helps.”
Baubles can be purchased from Kolan South State School’s administration office between 8.30 am and 3.15 pm Monday to Friday.
The school accepts cash payments only.
Other new stockist include the Bundaberg Services Club and Sandhills Sports Club.
You can find a full list of locations where the baubles are available for purchase here.
So far, the appeal has raised $15,022.66.
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