Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

AUS­TRALIANS spend too much at Christ­mas. Many over eat and drink and end up feel­ing guilty about their ex­cesses. Well, there is an easy way to al­le­vi­ate some of the guilt and sup­port those less for­tu­nate – do­nate to the Salvos ap­peal. The Sal­va­tion Army helps thou­sands of peo­ple dur­ing the hol­i­day pe­riod – three times as many in De­cem­ber than any other month - and it is des­per­ate for funds. Sal­va­tion Army Ma­jor Paul Hate­ley said the fes­tive sea­son was a dif­fi­cult time for some peo­ple. “There are peo­ple who can­not af­ford to buy a gift or af­ford any sort of get to­gether,” he said. “We did re­search and found more than half of our clients can’t af­ford presents for family or friends.” Peo­ple can do­nate at sal­va­tion­ or phone 13 SALVOS (13 72 58). Do­na­tions can also be made at any West­pac branch.

Rick Lee - editor

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