Time to help out a family at Christmas
IN A prosperous city like Ipswich, there are many families who struggle day to day.
Christmas is a particularly hard time as children add their expectations to the weight of worries affecting so many families.
The Queensland Times' Adopt-a-Family appeal aims to help make Christmas a special time for many of these families.
The 2015 appeal is being launched today by patron and rugby league legend Shane Webcke.
He has been part of the appeal for eight years.
Mr Webcke said it was amazing to hear that in Ipswich last year there were more people wanting to help out than people who were asking for help.
"Perhaps that shows there are more families out there who need our help and not getting it," he said.
APN Australian Regional Media (which includes The Queensland Times) CEO Neil Monaghan said APN newspapers were committed to their communities.
"We want to create an environment that enables people to put their hand up for help," Mr Monaghan said.
The appeal has been helping families in the Ipswich district for more than 33 years.
This year it is expected to help more than 250 Ipswich families.