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Giving tree a chance to share the Christmas spirit

Helen from Liberation Larder with local children Lucy Wraight and Willow Fitzgibbon (both 7 years old) in front of Brunswick Heads’ heartfelt village Christmas Tree.

Helen from Liberation Larder with local children Lucy Wraight and Willow Fitzgibbon (both 7 years old) in front of Brunswick Heads’ heartfelt village Christmas Tree.

Want to make a difference this Christmas?

There’s a giving tree at The Big Fish on The Terrace at Brunswick Heads and locals are invited hang a gift to those in need on it together with a personal message of hope and love.

On Christmas Day they will be collected and distributed to those most in need by the Liberation Larder, which operates from the Brunswick Heads Community Centre every Friday.

The Love from the Heart of Brunswick Heads Christmas giving appeal is a partnership between the Larder and the Brunswick Heads Chamber of Commerce.

‘This is a wonderful initiative and you might be surprised by the real difference each and every gift will make to the recipients,’ Helen Hamilton from Liberation Larder said.

‘I hope our village tree will blossom with thoughtful gifts and beautiful messages from people of all ages to really spread the joy of Christmas this year,’ she said.

Gift suggestions include vouchers (gift cards), non-perishable food such as packaged goods and tins, and any items suitable for hampers. Strictly no second hand goods please.

‘We see a lot of older people who live on their own and struggle to make ends meet,’ Helen said.

‘We also see families in need of basic food items and items that will allow them to have a day out with their kids, like sunscreen, rash vests and hats.

‘We need gifts of food they can pack for school or a day out such as poppers, muesli bars and snack foods,’ she said.

Gift donations can be made right up until Christmas Eve, when the collection boxes are open. For more information visit brunswickheads.org.au or call Cherie Heale on 6685 1003.

 


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