Nambour RSL Club’s 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Care Appeal
Christmas is a special time of year for families to enjoy the festive season, embrace the gift of giving and delight in receiving, but sadly there are many people whose unfortunate circumstances will leave them without a gift this Christmas.
The Club is set to get into the Christmas spirit by holding its 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Care appeal in support of the charity Suncoast Care.
Launched in Nambour in 1995, Suncoast Care assists those less fortunate through its food co-op which services hundreds of low income customers, also provides emergency relief to help those in crisis, hosts a community soup café and various breakfast offerings for people in need.
Each Christmas Day Suncoast Care hosts a Christmas Lunch at the Nambour showgrounds. Christmas in the Grounds serves up a special festive feast along with traditional Christmas fare for people that would otherwise spend Christmas day either alone or struggling to buy food and gifts.
It is thanks to the assistance of the local community, organisations like the Nambour RSL Club, and all the volunteers who devote their valuable time that this event continues to grow each year.
Suncoast Care Executive Manager Stuart Charlton commented on the success of last year’s Christmas in the Grounds and was delighted to receive the news that the Club would continue their Christmas Tree Care Appeal this year.
“Last year we served about 250 mums, dads, kids and other people who without the contribution of our food, fun and gifts would have had a dreary Christmas Day,” he said.
“Everyone who came along was given a gift to celebrate the special day. No-one missed out and many were able to choose a second gift.”
Club General Manager Suzanne Long was thrilled to announce that the Club would hold its 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Care Appeal where all presents donated will go to Suncoast Care for their Christmas Day lunch.
“It was quite heart-warming to see the generosity of our community last year for the launch of our very first Christmas tree care appeal,” Ms Long said.
“Our Club once again invites members and guests to be a part of this year’s appeal by donating gifts to help those in need this festive season.’’
Ms Long urges people to spread the word about the appeal to friends, family, colleagues, neighbours and alike.
“We are very lucky to be a part of such a strong, vibrant and kind community and we look forward to coming together to brighten Christmas for families in need this year,’’ she said.
“Sometimes it is just the simple act of un-wrapping a gift, no matter the size or content, that brings so much joy.”
Nambour RSL Club will be collecting gifts up until December 22 and delivering them to Suncoast Care on December 23 in time for their Christmas Day lunch.