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MIS­SION Aus­tralia is call­ing for do­na­tions to help make its Christ­mas Lunch in the Park another roar­ing suc­cess.

It’s the na­tion’s big­gest Christ­mas Day char­ity event and takes place in Welling­ton Square, East Perth, pro­vid­ing Christ­mas lunches to more than 1000 West Aus­tralians ex­pe­ri­enc­ing home­less­ness and dis­ad­van­tage.

“The count­down is on with less than 100 days to go un­til Christ­mas, and we are hop­ing that the West Aus­tralian com­mu­nity and busi­nesses will dig deep and show their sup­port for peo­ple who are in need at Christ­mas,” Mis­sion Aus­tralia state di­rec­tor Jo Sadler said.

Big or small, ev­ery do­na­tion helps.

“A do­na­tion of $ 30 pro­vides a per­son in need with Christ­mas lunch, or buys a Christ­mas gift for a child, while $ 50 pro­vides a Per­sonal Care Pack,” Ms Sadler said.

The care pack for guests is a new ini­tia­tive be­ing in­tro­duced to Christ­mas Lunch in the Park this year.

“Each guest will be given a Per­sonal Care Pack in place of a tra­di­tional gift,” Ms Sadler said.

“The pack will be filled with a range of es­sen­tial, ev­ery­day per­sonal care items, from tooth­brushes to sunblock, soap to sham­poo.

“We are look­ing for or­gan­i­sa­tions to part­ner with us to pro­vide bulk do­na­tions of per­sonal care prod­ucts that our guests will take away with them and ben­e­fit from in the weeks af­ter the event.”

Visit www. christ­maslunch inthep­ark. com. au.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www. com­mu­ni­typix. com. au d474367

Mis­sion Aus­tralia state di­rec­tor Jo Sadler and event co- or­di­na­tor James Shaw.

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