Christmas appeal open for offerings
Needy families in the Matamata community will benefit from donations made by the public this Christmas.
Accountancy firm Noble & Lee are running their annual Matamata Foodbank collection this month. They are now asking the community to donate non-perishable foods, cleaning products, gifts or monetary donations. These donations then be
will passed on to the foodbank.
Foodbank coordinator Raewyn said the parcels of food and gifts come at just the right time for a number of families in the Matamata community. So far, 46 families consisting of 64 adults and 117 children are on the list to receive a food parcel this Christmas. ‘‘It’s just wonderful what Noble & Lee do each year. It’s such a great effort by the community too,’’ Raewyn said.
the firm will also be operating a trolley run around local businesses, making it easy for those in the CBD to donate. Noble & Lee’s Kerry-Anne Knight said businesses and the general public are always really supportive of the cause. A number of toys and money has already been donated by generous members of the community.
From today donations will be gratefully received at Noble & Lee on Arawa St ahead of the trolley run.
Kerry-Anne Knight and Emilee Foy from Noble & Lee with an empty trolley they hope to fill up for the Matamata Foodbank with the public’s support.