Pockets deep this festive season

JIM O’Connell and his Medibank Private Health Insurance Bundaberg team have been showing their support to the community this festive season by donating nearly 200 items to the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.

Medibank’s Bundaberg manager Mr O’Connell said more people than ever put their hands in their pockets this year.

“We can’t help everyone but it all adds up at the end of the day – we are trying to help our own community,” he said.

For the past month, the insurance company has had a drop box located at its Bundaberg store for customers and the general public to donate to local families in need this Christmas.

Mr O’Connell said the public had donated a combination of food, toiletries and toys.

“The Salvation Army have started to make donations into individual hampers for local families in need,” he said.

Salvation Army Corps Sergeant Major Wayne Chamberlain said all the goods would be appreciated by many Bundaberg families and would hopefully make Christmas a little easier and more enjoyable.

The Medibank appeal has closed, but more donations can be made at the Salvation Army’s Tom Quinn Community Centre.



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