Across The Waves human resource manager Tanya McCombe gathers gifts for the Kmart Wishing Tree appeal.
Across The Waves human resource manager Tanya McCombe gathers gifts for the Kmart Wishing Tree appeal. VANESSA MARSH

A wish upon a Christmas tree

BUNDABERG Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal supporters are smashing records to become the highest gift givers in the country.

Almost 600 gifts have been donated in Bundaberg’s first week of gift-gathering, compared to 81 at the same stage in the fundraiser last year.

Across The Waves Sports Club is just one Bundaberg business supporting the worthy cause.

Human resources manager Tanya McCombe said more than 30 gifts had already been gathered in just one day.

“The community supports us so we want to give something back,” she said.

“The staff is very community-minded as well and are thrilled to be giving something back.”

Miss McCombe said the majority of presents that had been donated so far were for children.

“It’s great that we are getting these gifts, but we want to support everyone from the young families to the elderly,” she said.

The appeal partners with the Salvation Army, the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Charity Link to support people in need.

To support the appeal, simply visit any Kmart store and leave your gift under the tree. Monetary donations are also welcome; collection boxes are in all Kmart stores.



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