Christmas gets a little Redlands sparkle as call goes out for needy

THE Redland City Bulletin annual Christmas Drive has started.

SPARKLE GOES UP: Fairfax Regional Media staff Weona Moss and Kim Sabatini dress that special tree.

SPARKLE GOES UP: Fairfax Regional Media staff Weona Moss and Kim Sabatini dress that special tree.

All donations will go to the Redland Community Centre but most should be in by December 8 in time for Christmas packs to be made up.

Any donations made after December 8 will be used by the centre for other relief programs.

Redland City Bulletin has set up a Christmas tree at reception at its Delancey Street headquarters.

Anyone wishing to donate can simply pop in and leave gifts under the tree.

Redland Community Centre administration manager Debbie Spearritt said the centre was low on teenage male supplies like deodorant packs, beach towels, footballs and so on.

“If gifts are wrapped they need to have gender and age range on the labels,” Ms Spearritt said.

She said the centre had a regular food bank for the needy so at this time of year it was best for Christmas-related items like drinks, biscuits, chocolates, lollies and chips to be donated.

“This is for people who don’t often get treats,” Ms Spearritt said.

The centre will distribute packs to local people who are in need of help.