Christmas spirit alive
A SMALL supermarket in Murwillumbah has made a big contribution to the welfare of needy families wanting a little joy at Christmas.
For the sixth year in a row, the Murwillumbah IGA supermarket has raised a substantial amount of money which has been donated to the Salvation Army for its annual Christmas Appeal.
Murwillumbah IGA owner Manmohan Janda handed over a cheque for $1100 yesterday to Salvos welfare officer Richard Hardaker.
The money was raised by taking a small percentage on certain goods purchased at the store throughout the year.
Accepting the donation, Mr Hardaker said families were finding it harder than ever to cope through unemployment and the poverty trap of losing benefits when they did find employment.
He said the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal still needed gifts for children in the 10-13years age range. Gifts could be left at the Kmart Wishing Tree.