Kids can bank on these elves
COME Christmas Day there will be presents under the trees of disadvantaged Clarence Valley children thanks to the generosity of local financial institutions.
Banks in Grafton and South Grafton have dug deep this Christmas to support the children of families who are struggling during the festive season.
The annual event, organised by Westpac staff members in conjunction with the Salvation Army, has proved successful in previous years, with staff donating one dollar from each pay throughout the year to the cause.
“We act as the elves who wrap the presents and pass them on to Santa to distribute,” Westpac staff member Kathleen Bourke said.
With the Salvation Army passing on gifts to children before Christmas, the sponsorship has helped ease the financial burden on families.
If you wish to donate to the Salvation Army and assist a family in need this Christmas, please call the Grafton centre on 6643 1650.