Bring a smile to a local family’s face this Christmas
Cessnock locals are being encouraged to give generously to this year’s Cessnock City Council Christmas Gift and Food Appeal that starts on Monday 27 November.
This year all donations will go to the Kurri Kurri Community Centre and Samaritans Information and Neighbourhood Centre (Cessnock).
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent is encouraging the community to support the appeal as it is aimed at giving support to those doing it tough this festive season.
“All donations we receive will go to local families and those more vulnerable people in our community that need extra support.”
Peter Woolven from Samaritans Information and Neighbourhood Centre (Cessnock) said the donations they receive will mean a lot to local families during the Christmas period.
“On average we assist around 40 families in the Cessnock Local Government Area, this equates to 81 children.” ”If you would like to donate we are receiving toys and non-perishable food items.”
Cessnock City Council hopes the community will show their support and give generously to the appeal before it ends on Monday 11 December 2017.
Donation drop off points include; under the Christmas tree in Cessnock City Council’s administration building and over the counter at Cessnock and Kurri Kurri libraries.
For health and safety reasons, please ensure all donations are new and unwrapped.