Giving tree to provide Christmas cheer

Giving Tree: Organisers of the Giving Tree program (not in order) Donna Simpson, Kellie Townsend, Deb O'Neill, Emily McMeniman, Julie Hurtz, Karen Mooney and Alan Donges welcome all gift donations.

Giving Tree: Organisers of the Giving Tree program (not in order) Donna Simpson, Kellie Townsend, Deb O'Neill, Emily McMeniman, Julie Hurtz, Karen Mooney and Alan Donges welcome all gift donations.

TDG Business Services and The Corner Life and Style together with Tenterfield Social Development Committee (TSDC) are running their annual Christmas Giving Tree Appeal for kids in our own community again this year.

The tree is ready and waiting for any gifts that people may wish to give to children whose families are needing a helping hand this year.

So for those giving some thought to sharing the joy of the season, please feel free to bring a wrapped gift to place under the tree.

Staff have labels available to indicate for whom the gift would suit, as to age and gender.

The staff also, of course, get a kick out seeing the shining faces of children who weren't expecting anything this Christmas, only to realise that their community does care for them at this special time of year.

The presents will be collected on Monday, December 20, which will give organisers enough time to share the donations with families and provide a bit of Christmas cheer.