Adopt a family - Chronicle general manager (L) Jonathan Steel with Mera Ventura (We Care 2), Major Keith Cook and Kathryn Kirk (Salvation Army), Pastor Julie Terry (Hervey Bay Baptist Church) and editor Peter Chapman at this years launch.
Adopt a family - Chronicle general manager (L) Jonathan Steel with Mera Ventura (We Care 2), Major Keith Cook and Kathryn Kirk (Salvation Army), Pastor Julie Terry (Hervey Bay Baptist Church) and editor Peter Chapman at this years launch. Alistair Brightman

Adopt a family for Christmas

CHRISTMAS is fast approaching and it’s time for the Fraser Coast to dig deep and give generously for the annual APN Adopt a Family for Christmas Appeal.

The appeal was established in 1994 in Toowoomba and now crosses all newspapers in regional Queensland and northern NSW that are owned by APN News and Media, the Chronicle’s parent company.

“Charities are placed under great pressure during Christmas especially when unemployment is high,” Pastor Julie Terry from the Hervey Bay Baptist Church said.

“We are pleased to join in with this appeal because we know that many families will have little to celebrate this Christmas. Hopefully by providing presents for the family their day will be as joyful as ours,” she said.

In the lead-up to Christmas information about familes will be published in the Fraser Coast Chronicle without revealing their identities.

Individuals, clubs and community groups will be invited to adopt a family by getting in touch with the paper.

When adoption has been finalised the charities involved will hand on presents to nominated families.

Among the groups taking part this year are We Care 2, the Salvation Army and the Hervey Bay Baptist Church.



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