Christ­mas ap­peal open for of­fer­ings

Matamata Chronicle - - What’s On - TERESA HAT­TAN

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.

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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.

PHOTO: TERESA HAT­TAN

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.

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