Gift-wrap­ping sup­ports RACQ res­cue chop­per

Daily Mercury - - NEWS -

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.

Photo: RACQ CQ Res­cue

ESA Al­pha Rho Mackay branch mem­bers Judy Jesshope, Joyce Mat­sen and Judy John­son work at the gift-wrap­ping stall at Caneland Cen­tral this year.

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