Get into the spirit of giving and help those in need

Burdekin Shire Council is supporting the Burdekin Community Association’s Christmas Appeal to help those in community most in need.

Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council would have collection bins at its Chambers and Burdekin Library Ayr and Home Hill Branch Library.

“This appeal is not for presents, but food and household goods for those doing it tough this festive season,” she said.

“Food should be non-perishable items like canned food, tinned tuna and other canned meats, rice, pasta, long life milk, tea and coffee.

“Other items could include toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, soap or shower gel, toothpaste, tooth brushes, floss, mouthwash, sanitary items, disposable nappies, wipes, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, dishwashing liquid, laundry soap and first aid items such as band aids or antiseptic creams.”

Cr McLaughlin said the Burdekin Community Association would collect the bins on Monday, December 12.

“The BCA will then do up packages for families in need and deliver them as required,” she said.

“This is a great opportunity for residents to embrace the spirit of Christmas giving and help those who are less fortunate.”

BCA Christmas Appeal donation points will also be located at the BCA Support Centre and the Rural Health Centre. The collections bins were donated to the BCA by the Ayr Lions Club.

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