Kmart crew members celebrate the launch of their annual Wishing Tree appeal.
Kmart crew members celebrate the launch of their annual Wishing Tree appeal. Crystal Spencer

Wish for more gifts under tree

KMART at Tweed City Shopping Centre hopes to top the 1500 presents it raised last Christmas for this year’s annual Wishing Tree appeal.

The Tweed Heads South department store helped launch the national Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal yesterday with the help of local schools and dance groups.

St Joseph Primary School choir performed Christmas songs including Jingle bell rock, Santa Claus is coming to town and Dreaming of a white Christmas while Murwillumbah School of Dance did two performances for the crowd.

Kmart managing director Guy Russo said they are aiming for a state target of 90,000 gift donations.

“Tweed Heads raised a phenomenal number of gifts locally last year and we hope residents will again dig deep to help reach our target this year,” Mr Russo said.

“Given the number of Australians needing support, we encourage all people to come down to the store and leave a gift under the Wishing Tree this year.”

The appeal will donate the gifts to The Salvation Army who will pass them on to families in need.

Banora Point Salvation Army Captain Alwyn Robinson thanked the Tweed Heads South store for their support.

To participate, leave a gift under the Christmas Wishing Tree at the front of the store. Take a gift card from the tree to identify the appropriate gender and age of a suitable recipient and place it with the gift. Alternatively, donors can make cash contributions at a store register.



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