Laurel O’Halloran of the Rum City Silver Band prepares for the Mayor’s Christmas Charity Concert, with Don Dudman and Faye Dixon.
Laurel O’Halloran of the Rum City Silver Band prepares for the Mayor’s Christmas Charity Concert, with Don Dudman and Faye Dixon. ROB BARICH

Plea for support from community

WITH less than a month to go before the most festive holiday of the year, the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal is calling for your donations.

After a month of fundraising, the fund stands at $5208.35, with just under $15,000 needed to reach the target of $20,000 before December 25.

The Rum City Silver Band is getting behind the charity appeal with its 30th annual Mayor’s Christmas Charity Concert.

The event will be held on December 13 at the Moncrieff Theatre and entry is a gold coin donation.

Band president Laurel O’Halloran said the event would have something for everyone.

“It’s not just our band playing,” she said.

“It’s like a variety concert. The Rock ‘n’ Roll Dancers, the Bundaberg Youth Choir, the Drum Corps and plenty of others will perform.”

The band is hoping to raise more than $500 for the appeal.

The music will be a mix of regular and Christmas music and the show will round up with some festive carolling.

Mrs O’Halloran promises an afternoon of amazing local talent.

“There will be a good range of high-quality talent performing,” she said.

“It will be a fun afternoon for everyone. It will be a fun, relaxing and cheap afternoon.”

The appeal has received plenty of support from local organisations that have been generous in their donations.

Citizens Who Care, the Bundaberg and District Chamber of Commerce and the Burnett Heads Community Raffles each donated $500 to the cause.

Mayor’s Christmas Appeal

THE Mayor’s Christmas Appeal is held annually to help Bundaberg region residents in need.

To donate, visit your local Wide Bay Australia branch or the Bundaberg Regional Council office.



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