Students give 115 hampers to Salvos

GREAT WORK: North Bundaberg High School’s Jack Ford and Rachel Bridges present Christmas hampers to the Salvation Army’s Major Heather Unicomb as part of the Mayor’s Christmas appeal.
GREAT WORK: North Bundaberg High School’s Jack Ford and Rachel Bridges present Christmas hampers to the Salvation Army’s Major Heather Unicomb as part of the Mayor’s Christmas appeal. Scottie Simmonds BUNPRE

MORE than 100 needy Bundaberg families will be able to taste the generosity of the students from North Bundaberg High School this Christmas, after a generous donation was made to the Salvation Army.

The school's community liaison officer Pat Palu said the students donated 115 hampers to the charitable organisation - a tradition that is well into its 12th year.

"They've been collecting non-perishable items until the boxes are full," she said.

"The form groups are responsible for making up their own hampers."

Mrs Palu said each of the students learnt a very valuable lesson with each year of doing the hamper donations.

"It teaches them that there are needy people in the community and how they can help them, especially with Christmas coming," she said.

Mrs Palu said the numbers of hampers donated varied from year to year, but yesterday's presentation was a great effort by the students.

Salvation Army Major Heather Unicomb said the hampers would be gratefully accepted by the families in need this season.

"It's to make their Christmas better for them," she said.

Major Unicomb said she had been blown away by the Bundaberg community's generosity.

"Looking at the kids yesterday just makes me think how community-minded they are," she said.

"We couldn't do it without them."

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