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Adopt a family this Christmas

Leanne Montgomery, Diane Trevorton (The Observer), Valerie Dempsey and Wendy Mannell from Lifeline with items for Adopt-a-Family.
Leanne Montgomery, Diane Trevorton (The Observer), Valerie Dempsey and Wendy Mannell from Lifeline with items for Adopt-a-Family. Kerry Thomas

WHILE children are eagerly sending off their Christmas lists and families are beginning their Christmas shopping, some families this Christmas can only hope.

However, the APN initiative, the ‘Adopt-a-Family’ appeal, is helping to restore some of that hope to families who are going through hard times at Christmas.

The Adopt-a-Family appeal involves the nomination of a family for adoption by a member of the community, organisation or business.

The family is then sent a list of essential items that will be needed for Christmas.

Mandy Jones of Lifeline Gladstone, one of the local partners of the appeal, said that there were still plenty of needy families in the region who could do with a helping hand.

“We still haven’t got all of the families adopted,” she said.

“We have 15 families on the list and only eight have been adopted.”

Mrs Jones also said they were running a ‘Christmas treaty’ appeal in which donations were sought online, in order to reduce wastage.




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