Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP has given to the Mount Gambier Community Mayor’s Christmas Appeal and is encouraging those living in Mount Gambier 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.
Each year the Mount Gambier Community Mayor’s Christmas Appeal plays a critical role in ensuring that vulnerable and isolated people are able to experience the joy of Christmas.
All donations to the appeal are distributed through the ‘Christmas Cheer Program’ delivered collaboratively through Uniting Care, ac.care, Lifeline SE, St Vincent De Paul, The Salvation Army.
“Combined with interest rate rises, cost of living increases and sky rocketing energy prices, many in the community will be really feeling the pinch,” Mr Pasin said.
“This can be hard on young families with children in particular, and that’s why I’ve made the decision to not only make a monetary donation but to also buy locally made toys from the Mount Gambier Men’s Shed and donate them to the Appeal for a family doing it tough.”
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