Schoolkids are spread­ing Christ­mas cheer around

The Morning Bulletin - - ON THE RECORD -

SO THEY can spread some joy this Christ­mas, stu­dents from St Bren­dan’s Col­lege are run­ning a do­na­tion drive to give fam­i­lies hol­i­day mem­o­ries they won’t for­get.

Do­nated gifts and food items will be col­lected by stu­dents and taken to the Women’s Shel­ter and to St Vin­cent de Paul in Yep­poon.

For stu­dent Lach­lan McLeod, lend­ing a help­ing hand to those in need is a vi­tal part of giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity.

“I think it’s im­por­tant to give to oth­ers,” Lach­lan said.

“It’s a great feel­ing know­ing that you’ve made a dif­fer­ence to some­one’s day.”

For class­mate Matthew Hay, be­ing a part of the ap­peal has shown him how easy it is to make a dif­fer­ence.

“It doesn’t take much to grab a cou­ple of ex­tra food items or a small toy,” he said.

“I hope my con­tri­bu­tion this year goes to a fam­ily who de­serves to have a great Christ­mas day.”

The school is en­cour­ag­ing lo­cals to get in­volved with the ap­peal and to con­trib­ute what they can.

If you would like to drop off items for the ap­peal, visit the St Bren­dan’s Cam­pus.

Photo: St Bren­dan’s Col­lege Yep­poon

CHRIST­MAS CHEER: St Bren­dan’s stu­dents Matthew Hay and Lach­lan McLeod say they are ex­cited to be a part of this year’s Christ­mas Ap­peal at the school. If you want to do­nate any items, visit the school of­fice or phone the school on 4939 9300.

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