Christmas hampers heading west

Southern Cross University communications officer Sharon Hudson is one of the volunteers collecting goods for Christmas hampers.

Plum puddings and teddy bears, sandalwood scented soap and Christmas crackers are all on their way to needy drought-stricken families in the Wagga Wagga area, thanks to the care and concern of Southern Cross University (SCU) staff.

This year SCU again organised the collection and distribution of Christmas hampers for farming families out west.

Last year, 32 hampers were sent to the Dubbo area by Denise Coster, communications supervisor with Information Technology and Telecommunication Services at SCU, and her team of volunteers.

We havent finished the collection yet this year, so I am not sure how many hampers we will be able to make up, but I hope it will be at least equal to last years effort, Denise said. We forget at times just how lucky we are living here. We have had a good season for rain but out in western NSW, farming families are still in the grip of drought and are doing it extremely tough. I find most people are happy to contribute a little something to the hampers and share a small token of their good fortune.


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