Gen­eros­ity helps young­sters fight­ing can­cer

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

The gen­eros­ity of Kar­ratha shop­pers to a Christ­mas ap­peal sup­port­ing young can­cer suf­fer­ers has seen them raise the fourth-high­est amount in WA.

Coles Kar­ratha cus­tomers col­lec­tively do­nated more than $5300 to its Christ­mas ap­peal for Red­kite, an Aus­tralian char­ity that has been sup­port­ing young peo­ple with can­cer and their fam­i­lies for more than 30 years.

The tally makes the Kar­ratha store the fourth­high­est fundraiser out of 94 par­tic­i­pat­ing Coles su­per­mar­kets in the State.

Red­kite chief ex­ec­u­tive Jenni Seton thanked all the shop­pers who had do­nated.

“This time of year can be par­tic­u­larly tough for fam­i­lies liv­ing with can­cer and the com­mu­nity’s gen­eros­ity will go a long way to­wards sup­port­ing them,” she said.

Shop­pers were asked to buy a $2 do­na­tion Christ­mas card for the ap­peal, write their name on it and dis­play it in­store to show their sup­port for young peo­ple with can­cer.

Do­na­tions will go to­wards pro­vid­ing ser­vices in­clud­ing fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance, ed­u­ca­tional sup­port and coun­selling and ther­apy to young peo­ple suf­fer­ing from can­cer as well as their fam­i­lies.

The 2016 Red­kite Christ­mas cam­paign ran in Coles stores na­tion­ally for five weeks from Novem­ber 23 and raised more than $1.4 mil­lion in to­tal.

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