Bank of Queensland employees Michelle Barrett and Dani Siddans get ready to stock up on gifts for disadvantaged children.
Bank of Queensland employees Michelle Barrett and Dani Siddans get ready to stock up on gifts for disadvantaged children.

Christmas appeal for children

CHRISTMAS is not always a time of happiness, as sadly some children go empty-handed on the day as their families cannot afford presents.

The Bank of Queensland (BOQ) Warwick will help the Smith Family this year by collecting new toys and books for disadvantaged children for Christmas.

The branch will act as a drop-off point for members of the local community to donate to the worthy cause from November 2 to 14.

BOQ owner-manager Gary Kelly said he was excited about the appeal and hoped residents would supportive.

“Just knowing you will make another child, somewhere in Australia, smile on Christmas Day really makes it worthwhile,” Mr Kelly said.

“Drop gifts into the branch, where we will be more than happy to act as Santa’s elves on behalf of the Smith Family and the bank.”

Mr Kelly and staff remember the smiling faces of their own children on Christmas day of the years and want to bring those smiles back to the disadvantaged.

For more information about the appeal and gift suggestions visit the BOQ on Palmerin Street or www.thesmithfamily.com.au.


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