Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Church Launches Christmas Appeal

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Church Launches Christmas Appeal

Article excerpt

HELPING to ensure people from all walks of life enjoy a happy festive season, Westlife Church has launched their annual Christmas appeal.

Westlife Church community care co-ordinator Cathy Beauchamp said as part of the Yes We Can Christmas Food Hamper Appeal, organisers were seeking donations of food items to make up 100 hampers.

C[pounds sterling]It is a sad reality that many families in our community are desperately in need of help,C[yen] Mrs Beauchamp said

C[pounds sterling]With Christmas almost upon us, we invite people to join with Westlife Church in stretching out a hand of hope.C[yen]

Mrs Beauchamp said the appeal target was close to double that of last year.

C[pounds sterling]We know there is a bigger need in the community,C[yen] she said.

C[pounds sterling]Prices for rent is up, living costs are up.

C[pounds sterling]Some people struggle during Christmas.

C[pounds sterling]They can cope day to day, but this time of the year it is a real struggle. …

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