Christ­mas ap­peal helps lo­cals

A ter­rific re­sult for char­i­ties

Isis Town and Country - - Life -

CHRIST­MAS was made all the mer­rier for lo­cal fam­i­lies do­ing it tough thanks to the gen­eros­ity of res­i­dents con­tribut­ing to the 2015 Mayor’s Christ­mas Ap­peal.

Mayor Mal For­man said the 2015 ap­peal had raised $15,085 to as­sist the char­i­ta­ble work of the Sal­va­tion Army and St Vin­cent de Paul So­ci­ety.

“This is a ter­rific re­sult and I thank ev­ery­one in­volved for the sup­port they have shown to those less for­tu­nate,” Cr For­man said.

“The gen­er­ous do­na­tions have helped th­ese lo­cal char­i­ties dis­trib­ute toys, vouch­ers and food ham­pers to hun­dreds of res­i­dents in need this fes­tive sea­son.

“The re­sponse from those re­ceiv­ing th­ese mod­est gifts makes the ef­fort worth­while. I would like to thank the sup­port team of lo­cal busi­ness peo­ple who come on board ev­ery year to help us pro­mote this ap­peal.”

Cr For­man said the suc­cess of the ap­peal’s key events the Old Bags Lunch and the May­oral Christ­mas Con­cert had greatly con­trib­uted to the over­all ex­cel­lent fi­nan­cial re­sult. The Old Bags Lunch was again highly suc­cess­ful, rais­ing more than $4400 and the re­vamped May­oral Christ­mas Con­cert raised $4000.

“We are very pleased with this re­sult and the sup­port we re­ceived from the com­mu­nity for th­ese events and I be­lieve it demon­strates that res­i­dents across our re­gion have gen­er­ous hearts.”

Martin Bar­rett, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Auswide Bank, said the lo­cal bank­ing in­sti­tu­tion was thrilled to con­tinue its long-stand­ing sup­port of the Mayor’s Christ­mas Ap­peal.

“We’re de­lighted by the sup­port for such a wor­thy cause, with funds raised di­rected to those peo­ple in our com­mu­nity in need,” Mr Bar­rett said.

PHO­TOS: MAX FLEET

DO­ING GOOD WORK: Char­i­ties were able to dis­trib­uted $15,000 ex­tra in toys and good­ies thanks to the funds raised dur­ing the Mayor’s Christ­mas Ap­peal. RIGHT: Bund­aberg Mayor Mal For­man is thank­ful for all the sup­port for the Christ­mas ap­peal.

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