Mayor’s appeal funds unwrapped

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Mayor’s appeal funds unwrapped

The local community has raised $40,670.40 for the 2022 Mount Gambier Community Mayor’s Christmas Appeal, assisting over 1400 people within the local community.

Mount Gambier Mayor Lynette Martin OAM was overwhelmed by the generosity shown by the community for the community.

“This truly is a local appeal, and every cent of the donations are channelled directly back to those in need within Mount Gambier and surrounds,” Mayor Martin said.

“I thank all community groups, individuals and businesses who have helped those in need in our community to experience some of the joys of Christmas, making 2022 the largest distribution of support since 2015.

“Through the provision of food hampers, vouchers and gifts, local agencies Lifeline SE, Uniting Care, a.c care, Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul collectively supported approximately 728 adults, 219 teenagers and more than 481 children using funds donated to the appeal.”

Lifeline South East Financial Counsellor Bronwyn Martin said the appeal provided critical assistance to the Mount Gambier community.

“The Mayor’s Christmas Appeal is a valued and necessary way of providing assistance to individuals and families in the Mount Gambier community, who are struggling trying to keep up with the high cost of living,” Ms Martin said.

“The giving of gifts brightens the life of the children ensuring presents are available under the tree.”

The Mount Gambier Community Mayor’s Christmas Appeal is open all year round.

Donations can be made by contacting council on 8721 2555 with credit card details on hand (council staff can email a tax invoice), in person at the City of Mount Gambier customer service counter – Civic Centre, 10 Watson Terrace or by sending a cheque made out to ‘City of Mount Gambier’ PO Box 56 Mount Gambier SA 5290 with advice the cheque is a donation to the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal.

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