Although the Christmas appeal is down on last year, Mayor Lorraine Pyefinch is pleased with the outcome after such a difficult financial year.
Although the Christmas appeal is down on last year, Mayor Lorraine Pyefinch is pleased with the outcome after such a difficult financial year. RON BURGIN

Every donation counts

BUNDABERG Regional Council and Wide Bay Australia have banded together to give a hand to those who need it most this festive season for the annual Mayor’s Christmas Appeal, which closed yesterday.

Together the organisations raised more than $13,000 to contribute to the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul charities.

Bundaberg Regional Council Mayor Councillor Lorraine Pyefinch said everyone was pleased with the contributions made this year.

“Although this year’s donations have been a little slower then previous years, we are still pleased with the amount donated,” Cr Pyefinch said.

The Mayor’s Christmas Appeal donations are down $4000 from the $17,000 donated last year.

Cr Pyefinch said the decrease in donations reflected the economic climate.

“With all things considered such as the economic situation, this year’s total is still a good goal,” Cr Pyefinch said.

Cr Pyefinch said she was extremely happy with the generosity of the Bundaberg community.

“I would like to say a big thank you to all those individuals and groups who donated and we are grateful for their support,” she said.

Donations will still be accepted at Wide Bay Australia.



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