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Joondalup Times - - NEWS - Denise S. Cahill

COM­MU­NITY News has part­nered with Spud­shed to help Vin­nies WA sup­port home­less peo­ple this fes­tive sea­son.

Vin­nies will re­ceive a

$50 Spud­shed voucher for a fam­ily or per­son in need ev­ery time a Com­mu­nity News ad­ver­tiser spends

$2000 or more in our Christ­mas fea­tures that will run across all news­pa­per ti­tles through­out De­cem­ber.

Ad­ver­tis­ers that sup­port the Com­mu­nity News ini­tia­tive will have a ban­ner on their ad ac­knowl­edg­ing their con­tri­bu­tion to the Vin­nies ap­peal.

Com­mu­nity News chief ex­ec­u­tive Paul Eteen-Bliss said Com­mu­nity News was com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing the com­mu­ni­ties it cov­ered, es­pe­cially those peo­ple who would do it tough this Christ­mas.

“Com­mu­nity News is all about strength­en­ing com­mu­ni­ties and this cam­paign gives us and our ad­ver­tis­ing clients an op­por­tu­nity to sup­port Vin­nies,” Mr Eteen-Bliss said.

“By join­ing this cam­paign, our ad­ver­tis­ers will be reach­ing a highly-en­gaged lo­cal au­di­ence, as well as sup­port­ing a char­ity that pro­vides es­sen­tial ser­vices to peo­ple in need across Perth.”

Vin­nies will dis­trib­ute the vouch­ers to its lo­cal vol­un­teer groups to pro­vide for clients and en­able them to put food on their ta­bles over the fes­tive sea­son.

Vin­nies chief ex­ec­u­tive Su­san Rooney said fac­tors such as find­ing the money to bills or rent in­creased stress and could leave lit­tle hope at Christ­mas time.

“Christ­mas is a dif­fi­cult time of year for peo­ple and fam­i­lies who are al­ready un­der fi­nan­cial stress,” she said.

“It’s a struggle to do some­thing that we may take for granted, such as be­ing able to have a meal or put a present un­der the tree.”

Pic­ture: David Baylis d488706

Vin­nies WA chief ex­ec­u­tive Su­san Rooney with re­gional mem­ber­ship man­ager Sue Bum­bak, WA man­ager Gla­dys De­missiet and vol­un­teers.

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