Shane Webcke and APN CEO Mark Jamieson launch the adopt-a-family appeal.
Shane Webcke and APN CEO Mark Jamieson launch the adopt-a-family appeal.

Adopt-a-Family 2009

WITH Christmas just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to share the Christmas spirit and help a Tweed family in need.

Every year the Tweed Daily News Adopt-A-Family for Christmas appeal makes a real difference to the lives of people in our community.

Hundreds of selfless and compassionate people share their Christmas spirit by adopting a family.

Nominated by local charities, the families seeking adoption face serious financial hardships or social dislocation.

The Adopt-A-Family appeal encourages individuals, businesses, clubs, schools, families and workplaces to spread some Christmas spirit to those families in crisis this Christmas.

Once again, the Adopt-A-Family Appeal is honoured to have Shane Webcke, former Brisbane Bronco, Queensland Origin and Kangaroo great as our Adopt-A-Family patron for 2009.

Shane believes passionately in a 'fair go' for all and the importance of lending a hand to someone who may never be in a position to return the favour.

You can make a real difference this Christmas by adopting a family or an individual.

Your reward is knowing that your generosity will help a family in need this Christmas.

All of our families have now been adopted. Tweed Daily News would like to thank the local community for all their support in making Adopt-A-Family such a success again this year.

Lifeline
Soraya Gonano
Phone: (07) 5579 6004


Family 1: Single mother, girls 3 & 10 ADOPTED

Family 2: Single mother, boys 4 & 9 ADOPTED

Family 3: Single mother, boy 15, baby boy 18 months ADOPTED

Family 4: Single father, boy 3 ADOPTED

Family 5: Single father, girl 6 ADOPTED

Family 6: Single mother, girl 4 ADOPTED

Family 7: Mother & father, boy 5, girls 3, 8 & 11

Family 8: Single mother, girl 11 ADOPTED

Family 9: Single mother, boy 10 ADOPTED

Family 10: Single mother, boys 4 & 6 ADOPTED

Family 11: Single mother, boy 9 ADOPTED

Family 12: Single father, boy 8, girl 5 ADOPTED

Family 13: Single mother, boy 12 ADOPTED

Family 14: Single mother, boys 8, 9 & 11, two girls aged 5 ADOPTED

Family 15: Single mother, boys aged 10 months & 9, girl 5 ADOPTED

Family 16: Mother & father, boys aged 5, 11 & 17 ADOPTED

Family 17: Mother & father, girls aged 4, 6, 8, 8, 9, 12 ADOPTED

Family 18: Single mother, boy 10 & 16, girl 14 ADOPTED

Family 19: Single mother, boys 6, 11, 14 & 15, girl 18 ADOPTED

Family 20: Single mother, boys 9, 12, 14 & 16 ADOPTED




Salvation Army
Richard Hardaker
Phone (07) 5524 5081


Family 21:
Mother & father, boys 9 & 3, girl 6 ADOPTED

Family 22: Mother & father, boy 19, girls 12 & 13 ADOPTED

Family 23: Single mother, boy 8, girl 3 ADOPTED

Family 24: Mother & father, boys 10 & 14 ADOPTED

Family 25:
Grandma & grandpa, boys 3, 3.5 & 15, girls 1 & 2.5 ADOPTED

Family 26: Mother & father, boy 5, girls 6 & 10, plus twins boy/girl aged 3 ADOPTED

Family 27: Mother & father, boys 3 & 5, girl 11 ADOPTED

Family 28: Single mother, boys 11 & 13, girl 4 ADOPTED

Family 29: Single father, girl 13 ADOPTED

Family 30: Single grandma, girl 15 ADOPTED

Family 31: Mother & father, boys 11, 13 & 15 ADOPTED

Family 32: Single mother, boy 7, girl 2 ADOPTED

Family 33: Mother & father, girls 12 & 13 ADOPTED

Family 34: Mother & father, boy 3, girl 7 ADOPTED

Family 35: Single mother, boy 10, girl 17 ADOPTED

Family 36: Mother & father, boys 7 & 11, girl 5 ADOPTED

Family 37: Single father, boys 11 & 15, girl 13 ADOPTED

Family 38:
Single father, boy 15 ADOPTED

Family 39: Mother & father, girls 12 & 14 ADOPTED

Family 40: Mother & father, boy 12, girls 9 & 17 ADOPTED




St Vincent de Paul
Barbara McGrouther
Phone: (02) 6676 6285


Family 41: Single mother, boys 2 & 4 ADOPTED

Family 42: Single mother, boy 12, girl 4 ADOPTED

Family 43: Mother & father, boys 4, 9, 12 & 13, girl 7 ADOPTED

Family 44: Single mother, boys 8, 9 & 11 ADOPTED

Family 45: Mother & father, boys 5 & 15, girl 2 ADOPTED

Family 46: Single mother, boys 3, 5 & 6, girl 5 ADOPTED

Family 47: Singe mother, boy 5, girl 3 ADOPTED

Family 48: Single mother, boy 3, girl 6 ADOPTED

Family 49: Single mother, boys 4 & 12, girl 15 ADOPTED

Family 50: Single mother, boy 1, girl 4, 6 & 9 ADOPTED

Family 51: Single mother, boys 9 & 12, girls 14 & 15 ADOPTED

Family 52: Single mother, boys 5 & 15, girls 9 & 11 ADOPTED

Family 53: Single mother, boys baby, 11 & 13, girls 3 & 7 ADOPTED

Family 54: Single mother, boys 10 & 13 ADOPTED

Family 55:
Single father, boys 6 & 10, girls 5 & 13 ADOPTED

Family 56: Single mother, boys 1, 2 & 4, girl 7 ADOPTED

Family 57: Single mother, girl 4 ADOPTED

Family 58: Single mother, boy 3 ADOPTED

Family 59: Mother & father, boys 5 & 10 ADOPTED

Family 60: Single aged pension, woman ADOPTED


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