Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP has given to the The Riverland Christmas Appeal and is encouraging Riverlands to remember those in the community who may need a little additional support this Christmas.

“Christmas is a really busy time of year for everyone as we attempt to get things at work tided up before taking leave and spending time with friends and family, but it’s important to take the time to remember the true spirit of Christmas and help those in our community who might be doing it tough,” Mr Pasin said.

Riverland Christmas Appeal is a small-scale charity established in 1987 and assists nearly 500 Riverland families each Christmas. It provides Christmas Hampers and Toys to the Riverland community.


The Riverland Christmas Appeal was established to unite individual services to gather food and toys, including Loxcare, Waikerie Hub, Chaffey Community Centre, and St Vincent de Paul.


The appeal services the whole of the Riverland from Morgan to Renmark along the Murray River.


“There are many in the Riverland community who will be forced out of their homes due to the flooding this Christmas. It will be a tough time for many in 2022 Christmas looks a little different,” Mr Pasin said.


“Combined with interest rate rises, cost of living increases and sky rocketing energy prices, many in the community will be really feeling the pinch.


“This can be hard on young families with Children in particular and that’s why I’ve made the decision this year to buy locally made toys from the Berri Men’s Shed and donate them to the Appeal for a family doing it tough.”



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