90 SECOND STATEMENT: Bonner Christmas Appeal 2021

Deputy Speaker, we’ve officially entered the festive season.

This is a time of celebration and joy, but for some it can be isolating, stressful and costly, especially during this time.

Today I rise to encourage locals in my electorate of Bonner to give the gift of giving by donating to our annual Bonner Christmas Appeal.

This year, I will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items until Wednesday the 15th of December.

I’ve already heard from local not for profit groups that there is an immense need for donations in the lead up to Christmas.

Donations to the Bonner Christmas Appeal will be spread across these not-for-profit groups which include Mt Gravatt Community Centre, Access Street Van’s in Mansfield, Rosie’s, Beyond DV as well as church groups like St Peters Anglican Church in Wynnum and Citipointe Church in Carindale.

These organisations go above and beyond to provide a helping hand to those who need it most, making an invaluable difference to our community.

It is a privilege to be involving our entire community and supporting them once again this year.

While we’re out shopping for our loved ones this year, making a difference to someone’s Christmas is as simple as adding a few items like canned goods to our trolley’s.

Together, let’s spread the Christmas spirit right across Bonner.