Gift-wrapping supports RACQ rescue chopper
UNICORNS, robotic pets, jewellery and drones are top of this year’s Christmas wish lists and are among the most common items being gift-wrapped at Caneland Central this week.
Gaming and mobile phone accessories as well as personalised stationery are also popular items at the gift-wrapping stall provided by Caneland Central and operated by members of ESA Alpha Rho Mackay branch, who are wrapping to raise much-needed funds for RACQ CQ Rescue.
ESA Mackay treasurer Judy Johnson said 100-plus Mackay shoppers per day were donating their gold coins and notes to have their gifts wrapped by the band of merry volunteers. “You do get some challenging gifts to wrap. Just the other day we had a huge stuffed unicorn as well as a pineapple, which is really different,” Mrs Johnson said.
“Last year we raised about $30,000, which was evenly divided between two worthwhile local charitable organisations.
“This year the Mackay-based rescue helicopter service, which has had a huge year, is the sole recipient.”
The gift-wrapping stall at Caneland Central is open every day until Christmas Eve.
ESA Alpha Rho Mackay branch members Judy Jesshope, Joyce Matsen and Judy Johnson work at the gift-wrapping stall at Caneland Central this year.