A Bundaberg Regional Council donation of $5,000 will ensure locals in need will have food for the festive season through the Mayor's Christmas Cheer Appeal.
This year the appeal will continue the great work of local charities, with food hampers to be prepared and distributed to those in need.
The Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul (Bundaberg and Childers), Angels Community Group, Childers and Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centre's have come on board to provide their support in the distribution process while local businesses and residents have continued to donate to the important cause.
Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey said the most recent donation of $5,000 would bring the total amount already collected to more than $32,000.
“This fantastic result could not have been possible without the support of the community,” he said.
“The beautiful part about the appeal is how we are working together to spread Christmas cheer to all.
“From local businesses, charities and organisations to residents with a bit of change to spare, so many people have come on board to participate.”
Mayor Dempsey said the appeal was not only an opportunity to support local families, but also a way to help charities during a busy time.
“I also really want to thank the charities involved; they work each and every day to help people in need,” he said.
“If we can provide a little bit of assistance over the Christmas period through this appeal, it takes a little bit of pressure off these organisations and helps to bring the community together at an important time of year.”
How to support the Mayor's Christmas Cheer Appeal
There are many ways to donate to the Mayor's Christmas Cheer Appeal.
Buy a Christmas tree bauble for $10, purchase tickets to an online raffle with more than $6000 in prizes or simply donate direct.
Find out more information here.