Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - 2016 YOUR GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS -

CAN­CER char­ity Redkite is hold­ing a five-week Christ­mas cam­paign un­til De­cem­ber 27 to raise funds from shop­pers at Coles Su­per­mar­kets to help meet the pre­dicted de­mand from can­cer pa­tients for fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance.

Costs for fam­i­lies are pre­dicted to soar by more than 20 per cent across WA over the Christ­mas pe­riod due to in­creased com­pe­ti­tion for travel and nor­mal liv­ing ex­penses.

By pur­chas­ing a $2 Redkite do­na­tion card at Coles in Belmont, Karawara, South Perth and Vic­to­ria Park peo­ple will be pro­vid­ing fi­nan­cial help and coun­selling ses­sions to chil­dren and young peo­ple with can­cer and their fam­i­lies.

Coles state gen­eral man­ager Mark O’Con­nor said can­cer touched the hearts of so many of their cus­tomers and team mem­bers so they wanted to give lo­cals the op­por­tu­nity to show their sup­port for fam­i­lies in need. “Ev­ery dol­lar makes a dif­fer­ence to the sup­port they re­ceive,” he said.

WA Va­ri­ety vol­un­teer Jan Ad­juk passes on a teddy bear to David and Mikeala Ren­ton.

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