Christmas call for our troops

HELP is needed to bring Christmas cheer to Australian soldiers serving in Afghanistan this festive season.

The Bundaberg RSL Sub Branch and the Burnett Division of the Queensland County Women's Association are asking for donations to help prepare care packages to send to the troops for Christmas.

The QCWA is looking for funding to help put together packages consisting of Anzac biscuits and home-baked Christmas cakes. The group is also looking for small, empty ice-cream containers and takeaway containers to package the Christmas goodies.

Member for Burnett Rob Messenger will be helping collect donations and containers at his office in See St, Bargara.

"The Christmas care packages would be a small way of letting our troops know that we support them in their efforts and are grateful for all they are doing," he said.

"I've spoken with mothers of Queensland troops who have told me that we need to show more support for our troops ... it is especially important to show our support to these troops who will be away from their family and friends at Christmas."



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