Tuesday, 25 December 2007

What Christmas is About

Many people think that Port MacQuarrie is a paridise where nothing could be wrong and life is easy. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. There are many families and people here that need help.

Each year my wife and I help by sponsoring a Christmas function for the families that Burnside supports. The question is what have you done to help?

Like us, you may be busy. My wife and I are both full time professionals and both in University. Having little time is not an excuse. The good people at Burnside for instance will providebodies if they are sponsored. Many other also do the same. I have included a letter from Helen below.

The families have been taken to a number of places, but they seem to love the Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park.

Remember, Christmas is a time to give, not recieve.

Hi Craig & Lynn

What a wonderful Christmas you and Lynn gave the service users! The photos don’t do it justice but here are a few samples. It was huge this year with 61 adults and 100 children. Santa came and the children welcomed him with songs of Christmas. Everyone LOVED the food and it was all gone in no time!

Thank you immensely for the opportunity for service users to enjoy the spirit of Christmas!

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!


Helen

Helen Townsend
Coordinator
Hastings Family Support Centre

PO Box 1551 Port Macquarie 2444

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