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Wow - where has this year gone? As we count down the days un­til 2016 ar­rives I find my­self with lots to be thank­ful for.

I have my health and a warm home to go home to at night and enough food to put on the ta­ble.

It can get tricky at this time of year for fam­i­lies who strug­gle to get through nor­mal weeks, let alone the com­mer­cial pres­sures that come with the fes­tive sea­son. Many chil­dren of­ten ask for all the lat­est toys and gad­gets.

Par­ents are likely to be stretched in making sure their chil­dren feel spoilt this Christ­mas. But some Mata­mata fam­i­lies will strug­gle to put food on the ta­ble.

We as a com­mu­nity can help by do­nat­ing to var­i­ous causes at this time of year. No­ble & Lee will be vis­it­ing busi­nesses tomorrow (Thurs­day) col­lect­ing non­per­ish­ables and do­na­tions for the food­bank to dis­trib­ute to needy fam­i­lies. And there are quite a num­ber this year. So please - do your bit and bring a few cans to do­nate. It’ll mean the world to a fam­ily this Christ­mas.


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