Rolly’s Party and Lolly Shop’s Kerol and Pat Dunne with Warwick Red Cross president Neil Meiklejohn.
Rolly’s Party and Lolly Shop’s Kerol and Pat Dunne with Warwick Red Cross president Neil Meiklejohn.

Christmas joy through trees

WHEN it comes to festive cheer, one thing the Dunne family enjoys is indulging their creative flare for a good cause.

Rolly’s Party and Lolly Shop owners Kerol and Pat Dunne, with daughter Sarah, have decorated and donated six Christmas trees to needy families and community organisations around the Rose City.

“We wanted to do something nice for someone else, and by giving a decorated tree the family can keep it for years to come,” Mrs Dunne said.

“We’ve got six trees to donate: One to the children’s ward at Warwick Hospital, one to Warwick Bush Children and two trees to needy families through Red Cross Warwick branch’s Adopt-A-Family.”

Red Cross Warwick branch president Neil Meiklejohn said the community group’s family support program strived to ensure no-one missed out on Christmas.

“Christmas is not a happy time for all, so this is a wonderful way to spread cheer,” Mr Meiklejohn said.

“Every year Red Cross supports the Warwick Daily News Adopt-A-Family appeal for Christmas and there are eight families left for the Southern Downs to support.”

Also involved in the annual Adopt-A-Family appeal was the Scots PGC College junior school, with each class embracing a family.

At the college’s assembly yesterday the students presented Warwick Red Cross Family Support Program’s Liz Logan and senior regional service manager Mel Patterson with ahamper full of toys, food, books and vouchers.

Forty-seven Warwick families were registered for Christmas support.


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