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Gift collection for children

Catherine MasseyBusselton Dunsborough Times
Hosts Clare Trigwell and her daughters Kate, 5, and Grace, 1, will collect quality gifts from the public until November 27.
Camera IconHosts Clare Trigwell and her daughters Kate, 5, and Grace, 1, will collect quality gifts from the public until November 27. Credit: Picture: Catherine Massey

A gift collection point now exists at the Busselton Dunsborough Times for the Smith Family’s Toy and Book Appeal and locals are urged to dig deep and donate to help less fortunate children.

Hosts Clare Trigwell and her daughter Kate will collect donations and donate them to children in need this Christmas.

The Smith Family was established in 1922 and Busselton local Mrs Trigwell said she wanted to be a host this year to help her daughter understand the true meaning of Christmas.

One in six children in Australia live in poverty, and research has proved these kids have significantly less access to books and learning materials.

Volunteers for the appeal sort donations to create “gift packs” which aim to combat the problem.

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“The thought of other children going without when you know you can provide for your own children really hits home, especially around Christmas,” Mrs Trigwell said.

Capes locals are asked to bring new and quality donations to collection points by November 27.

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