HELPING HAND: Volunteers begin their hard work on The Queensland Times Adopt-a-Family Appeal.
HELPING HAND: Volunteers begin their hard work on The Queensland Times Adopt-a-Family Appeal. David Nielsen

Help those struggling at Christmas

CHRISTMAS is a time where many of us join together with friends and family, eat a warm meal and give and receive gifts to show how much we appreciate loved ones.

But for struggling families Christmas time presents a very different scenario and the added stress of the holiday season can make the festive season difficult.

Once again this year The Queensland Times Adopt-a-Family Appeal will be operating to spread Christmas spirit and help families who are doing it tough.

Adopt-a-Family Appeal co-ordinator Kate Heilbronn said this year 260 families had been nominated by charities to be part of the appeal.

"There is clearly a significant amount of families that are struggling in our community, especially over Christmas," she said.

"These families that have been nominated have been because they are in severe hardship or crisis, more often through no fault of their own.

"Through the generous support over the past 30 years to The Queensland Times Adopt-a-Family Appeal, thousands of Ipswich families have been able to enjoy Christmas filled with joy and happiness that would have once been difficult.

"We are looking forward to receiving an enormous amount of support, as we have seen in previous years of the appeal."

The appeal will be launched on November 10 and run up until December 12.



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