Mayor’s Christmas Tree Appeal launched

Date published: 8 November 2018

Townsville businesses and residents are urged to dig deep to support the 2018 Mayor’s Christmas Tree Appeal.

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said Council was seeking the help of the community to assist thousands of locals doing it tough this festive season.

“This time of the year can be tough for some families so we are asking the public to reach into their pockets to help make Christmas brighter for those in the community who are really struggling,” Cr Hill said.

“Townsville is a strong, tight knit community that always bands together when times are tough.

“That strong community spirit really shines through when residents get together and do their bit to make a difference for those struggling in our area.”

Cr Hill said the donations will go towards providing up to 1000 hampers to locals in need this Christmas.

“We will be distributing hampers with hams and other items for community members to enjoy at Christmas time,” Cr Hill said.

“This is about putting food on the table for families and individuals who may be struggling or would otherwise go without.

“We are encouraging community to focus on bringing joy to others this Christmas.”

Donations can be made online or at 103 Walker St, Townsville City.