Community urged to support Cessnock City Council’s Christmas Appeal

Cessnock City Council is delighted to be holding a Christmas appeal which kicks off today aimed at supporting those doing it tough this festive season.
Cessnock City Council is delighted to be holding a Christmas appeal which kicks off today aimed at supporting those doing it tough this festive season.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent is encouraging the community to support the appeal to help brighten the lives of local families.

“All donations we receive will be given to Jodie’s Place, which is a women’s and children’s refuge for those who have suffered from domestic violence.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity to bring joy to families that are facing the unthinkable”, Mayor Pynsent said.

Jodie’s Place Manager Paula Mudd said often the families leave their homes with very little so they need everything from food to first aid items.

“Anyone looking to make a donation can give everything from non-perishable food to gifts for the children.”

Items to consider include:
• Food (non-perishable)
• Toiletries
• First Aid ( bandages, betadine)
• Toys
Cessnock City Council hopes the community will show their support and give generously to the appeal before it ends on Tuesday 20 December.

Donation drop off points include; under the Christmas tree in Cessnock City Council’s administration building, over the counter at Cessnock and Kurri Kurri library and at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre Christmas Appeal drop off station.

For health and safety reasons, please ensure all donations are new and unwrapped. All donated goods will be provided to Jodie’s Place on Wednesday 21 December bringing happiness to families in need this Christmas.