Spread Christ­mas cheer

South Taranaki Star - - STARS PAST -

Dec­o­rate your home for Food Bank.

num­ber of dif­fer­ent com­mu­nity groups. Food bank co-or­di­na­tor Hazel Robin­son said the food bank was very much in de­mand over the Christ­mas sea­son. The num­bers of peo­ple ac­cess­ing it in­creases dra­mat­i­cally as peo­ple may be laid off their jobs at the end of the year and they find it very dif­fi­cult try­ing to make ends meet.

“There are some very sad cases out there through no fault of their own, Robin­son said. ‘‘Be­ing able to help give fam­i­lies and the el­derly that lit­tle ex­tra to bring some Christ­mas joy can make all the dif­fer­ence.”

The food bank is to­tally depen­dent on dona­tions from the com­mu­nity and strug­gles to meet the need if it has in­suf­fi­cient funds.

Christ­mas House Tours have proved very popular in New Ply­mouth and a South Taranaki ver­sion is sure to at­tract those who en­joy­ing view­ing and be­ing in­spired by the dec­o­rat­ing styles of oth­ers. The houses would be open for just one day in early De­cem­ber, with tick­ets pre- sold to peo­ple 16 and over.

If you would be in­ter­ested in hav­ing your home in­cluded in the tour or would like more in­for­ma­tion on this event please phone co­or­di­na­tor My­ron Bent at 278 4313 or con­tact the church of­fice 278 0166.

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