Jump start for appeal
FOR 15 years, Wide Bay Australia has been helping champion the annual Mayor’s Christmas Appeal and this year is no different.
The bank has helped kick off the appeal with a $1000 donation.
“Our roots started in Bundaberg and we’ve always had a strong association with the community and this is just another way we can see that we can help,” managing director Ron Hancock said.
“If people start to see it get going, then the momentum usually follows through from that.”
The appeal has already taken donations worth $1247.45, despite only being launched on Monday.
The proceeds of the appeal will go to the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul.
Bundaberg Regional mayor Lorraine Pyefinch said council hoped to make December 1 “Go Christmassy to Work” day.
“We’d love businesses, organisations, schools and community groups to wear Christmas clothes or decorations on December 1. If everyone gave a gold coin donation it would be a huge boost to the appeal,” she said.
Cr Pyefinch said she hoped this year’s appeal would reach $20,000.
Donations to the appeal can be made at any branch of Wide Bay Australia or council service centres.