Mayor's Christmas Tree Appeal
The Mayor's Christmas Tree Appeal has been assisting thousands of local families and individuals in need for almost 25 years. In 2016, we received more than $97,000 worth of food, gifts and cash donations from the Townsville community.
Cash donations are accepted all year round with all donations over $2 being tax deductible.
Each year you can make Christmas a little bit brighter for local families and individuals by donating to the Mayor's Christmas Tree Appeal in the following ways:
- Send a cheque or money order by post to;
- Mayor's Christmas Tree Appeal, PO Box 1268, Townsville QLD 4810
- Donate in person with cash, EFTPOS or credit card at one of our Customer Service Centres
- Ground Floor, 103 Walker Street, Townsville (All payment methods)
- CityLibraries Thuringowa - 86 Thuringowa Drive, Thuringowa Central (CARD ONLY)
- CityLibraries Aitkenvale - 4 Petunia Street, Aitkenvale (CARD ONLY)
Food and Gifts
Food donations can be made to Food Relief NQ all year round.
This year the Appeal will leave money boxes out so you can donate all year round. Locations of these money boxes will be available soon.
Our major fundraising raffle was drawn on 5 December 2016 in the Mayoral Reception Room, Townsville City Council offices, Walker Street.
Congratulations to all of the prize winners!
|Escape Travel Gold Coast Holiday||17766||J. Jensen|
|Magnetic Island Family Getaway||00228||J. Hinspeter|
|Hidden Valley Hide Away||01671||Fisho NQ|
|Family Fitness||16582||T. Edwards|
|One for the family car||00283||J. Coats|
|K-Mart Shopping Spree||17791||N. Roatz|
|Handy items for the office||10125||G. Pattel|
|Spoilt for the day||06318||M. Steicke|
|Willows Shopping Spree||03734||J. Lenske|
|Stockland Shopping Spree||01418||S. Nuss|
|Family Fun Package||17887||F. Brent|
|Family Entertainment Pack||05618||A. Richards|
|Ultimate Fire Experience||17858||C. Duncan|
|North Queensland Cowboys - money can't buy experience||00631||S. McKitterick|
|News on the Go||17450||M. Wright|
|Northern Beaches Leisure Centre Package||00722||K. Pomerenke|
This year the Appeal put the challenge out to the High Schools, Primary Schools and Day Care Centers of the Townsville to support the Appeal and in the process win themselves some great prizes.
The winners of this years Challenge are:
|Category||Prize||What was raised||Winner|
High School Challenge
Donated by: CQU University
209.3kg of food
|Ignatius Park College|
|Primary School Challenge|
Donated by: Toyworld
141.5kg of food
|Townsville Grammar Junior School|
|Day Care Centre Challenge|
Donated by: Toyworld
63.3kg of food
|JCU Uni Campus Kids|