COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Linda Tighe (left) from UnitingCare Communities receives a donation from Ray White’s Emma Grant as part of their Christmas appeal.
COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Linda Tighe (left) from UnitingCare Communities receives a donation from Ray White’s Emma Grant as part of their Christmas appeal. Rebekah Smith

A Little Ray of Giving gives some joy to many battlers

STRUGGLING families will have a brighter Christmas this year thanks to generous donations from the community in Ray White Gladstone's 'A Little Ray of Giving' Christmas appeal.

The appeal, now in its second year asked the public to drop into Ray White on Tank St and place a gift under their giving tree for a family in need.

Ray White's marketing manager, Emma Grant, said the appeal, which has been running since December 1, received great support from the community with over 100 presents and food items being collected.

"It is a little way of giving back to community," she said.

"We wanted to give a special mention to Rio Tinto for giving presents from their Christmas party."

The gifts were distributed on Tuesday to local charities including the Salvation Army, Roseberry Community Services and UnitingCare Community.

UnitingCare Community's Linda Tighe said she sees a lot of families struggle during the festive season.

"We work with families and children in the Gladstone region and we see the need this time of year," she said.

The Rotary Club of South Gladstone will deliver the donations to families in the region over the next few days.



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