The Mayor of Hawkesbury, Councillor Patrick Conolly has officially launched the annual Hawkesbury Mayoral Christmas Appeal on Wednesday, November 4 at a Homelessness Hub event hosted by Hawkesbury’s Helping Hands in South Windsor.

“This is the first year that Hawkesbury’s Helping Hands has been the nominated charity for the Mayoral Christmas Appeal,” he said.

“This year has brought many challenges to our community. Bushfires, the drought, floods and COVID-19 have all definitely tested our resilience and continue to present us with ongoing challenges,” he said.

“During this time, Hawkesbury’s Helping Hands has continued to be exactly that – to be the helping hand to so many people in our community. Hawkesbury residents have rallied together to provide hundreds of gifts over the years to the Mayoral Christmas Appeal to help those who struggle at Christmas time,” he said. “I know that this generosity of spirit continues in the Hawkesbury and I thank everyone who can help Hawkesbury’s Helping Hands to help others at this special time when those less fortunate are struggling to make ends meet.”

Hawkesbury’s Helping Hands has asked for gifts for men, women and children of all ages.”

Gifts must be unwrapped and can be dropped off from Monday, 9 November at Council’s Administration Building, 366 George Street, Windsor, or Hawkesbury Central Library, 300 George Street, Windsor or Richmond Branch Library at 29 West Market Street, Richmond.

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