Movie-goers donate to appeal
SWAPPING popcorn for grocery items, about 280 people have turned out in support of The Queensland Times Adopt-a-Family for Christmas Appeal.
QT appeal co-ordinator Bernadette Mohr said as a condition of entry to a special screening of animated film Tangled at Reading Cinemas on Sunday, movie-goers were required to bring along a can of food per person or $5 to donate.
Ms Mohr said movie-goers had given generously.
“It was all good staple food like canned fruit and vegetables, which will hopefully go a long way on Christmas,” Ms Mohr said
“I have packed the food into more emergency hampers, which will go to local shelters.”
She said cash donations had been used to help fulfil a request from an Ipswich health service for gifts, such as 2011 diaries.
The appeal officially closes on Friday.