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2015 Christmas Gift Appeal to Support Country Hope

Once again we will be supporting our community partner, Country Hope [1] with our Christmas Gift Appeal.

Country Hope is a unique local charity that supports country families who have a child diagnosed with cancer or another life threatening illness. They receive no government funding and rely on fundraisers, donations, grants, sponsorship and the generosity of the community.

We have enjoyed a long term community partnership with Country Hope for more than 10 years, and have supported the Christmas gift appeal for the past 5 years.

From Friday 30th October – Wednesday 25th November, we will be collecting unwrapped Christmas Gifts from our customers and the wider community at any of our branches in Wagga, Coolamon or Ganmain to help make Christmas special for the children who are currently being supported by Country Hope.

We are relying on the generosity of the community to donate 200 gifts for children aged between 1month and 16 years. Gifts will be handed out at the annual Country Hope Christmas Party on Sunday 29th November.

If you would like to donate to our Christmas Gift Appeal please bring your unwrapped present (to the value of $20) to any of our branches at Coolamon, Ganmain or Wagga where you will be able to select a gift tag from our tree which includes the name and age of the child.

We already have a few Christmas presents under the tree inside our Wagga branch, but we need lots more to ensure every child receives a gift at the Christmas Party.

Country Hope’s General Manager, Ellie Webb says “the generosity of the community makes a huge difference in supporting our families. We know our local community enjoys giving gifts because they recognise that a child in their community will benefit from it.”

For more information on the Christmas Gift Appeal contact: Karen Garrod at Beyond Bank [2] on 0428 274 201 or Ellie Webb at Country Hope on 0458 718 955.