A massive thank you to each and every supporter of our Christmas Wishing Tree Appeal! Together you have gifted over 230 presents for children and young people in our community.
Thank you to Anytime Fitness Bathurst and Moodies Pharmacy for being distributors of wishing tags and collectors of gifts. Thank you to 2BS, St George Bank Bathurst branch and VERTO for providing gifts and supplies to keep young minds learning in the holidays. Thank you to Rotary Club of Orange Daybreak for raising funds and contributing gift cards to ensure no child or young person missed out this Christmas. And thank you to every person who took a tag from our tree or a virtual one from our website, and fulfilled a Christmas Wish for someone this year.
“Children and young people enter into foster care for a myriad of reasons, but generally they have experienced a degree of trauma, neglect and abuse that required intervention and removal for their own safety and well-being,” explained, Jody. “Veritas House Foster Carers in Bathurst and Orange provide a secure, safe and supportive home environment to these children and young people, but there is no doubt that Christmas can still be a tough time. We are hoping local residents and businesses will assist us to bring some joy into the lives of special local children this Christmas by placing a gift under one of our two trees, so that we can make Christmas Day a special day the children will truly remember.”
Jody Pearce, CEO