Christmas has come
Hedland residents are getting a helping hand for their Christmas preparations, with local environmental group, Care for Hedland offering to wrap shopper’s presents for a fifth year.
Volunteers started wrapping festive gifts, 10am to 5pm last Tuesday in the South Hedland Square shopping centre and will continue until Christmas Eve for the gold coin donation fundraiser.
Julie Arif, who wrapped gifts last year said the fundraiser raised about $5000 in 2017 and their efforts received donated materials from Kmart and Hedland Emporium.
“People haven’t started their shopping in earnest yet. It gradually builds towards Christmas,” she said.
“We’re looking for volunteers who can jump behind the counter and we’ll find a space.
Ms Arif said the funding went towards many environmental programs organised by Care for Hedland, mostly regarding the conservation and monitoring of local flatback turtles.
Julie Arif and Amy Winn wrapping presents for Hedland residents.