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MEDIA RELEASE - Cathy's Annual Deployed Soldier Christmas Appeal - 29TH NOVEMBER 2017

November 29, 2017


Christmas Appeal a Success

Today the Member for Herbert Cathy O’Toole wrapped up her Annual Deployed Soldier Christmas Appeal.

Member for Herbert, Cathy O’Toole said, “this year we doubled the amount of Christmas Care Packages to send to deployed defence personnel compared with 2016.

I will be sending 120 Christmas Care Packages to men and women who are deployed overseas during the Christmas period.”

The packs will be sent to the Solomon Islands, the Middle East, Afghanistan and East Timor.

This year the appeal received a generous donation from the Thuringowa Alice River Lions Club of 405 mini Lion’s Christmas fruit cakes.

“Each of the packs includes a couple of mini Lions Christmas fruit cakes, toiletry items and of course some treats, such as Tim Tams and chocolates.

The Annual Deployed Soldier Christmas Appeal is to remind our deployed members that Townsville is thinking of them and thanking them for their service during the holiday season.

I would like to thank the Townsville community, including the organisations that hosted a donation zone, the Thuringowa Alice River Lions Club and the many people who made a donation for their welcomed generosity.

Christmas time can be particularly difficult when families are separated and I hope that these Christmas Care Packages will bring some joy to our deployed members,” said Ms. O’Toole. 

29th November 2017