Cockburn Gateway customers can leave messages for families affected by breast cancer on Wishmas Tree

BCCWA's Zoe McAlpine with Cockburn Gateway centre manager Ian McCosker.
BCCWA's Zoe McAlpine with Cockburn Gateway centre manager Ian McCosker.

CUSTOMERS of Cockburn Gateway can help people living with breast cancer as part of the launch of Wishmas Trees.

Customers can convey messages of love and encouragement to individuals and families in the Cockburn area who are facing breast cancer.

The messages will be written on decorations and then displayed on the centre’s Christmas trees.

On Friday , the messages and the real Christmas trees will be delivered to Breast Cancer Care WA (BCCWA) for clients, supporters and volunteers to enjoy over the holiday season.

Cockburn Gateway centre manager Ian McCosker encouraged all customers to leave compassionate messages for individuals and families who could do with some extra support over the festive period.

“Christmas can be a difficult time of year for many people who are experiencing breast cancer and our team here at the centre wanted to do something to show local families that they are in the community’s thoughts at this time,” he said.

“When we came up with the idea of the Wishmas trees, we thought it was a lovely idea to enable the community to show that they care about their friends and neighbours going through difficult times over the festive period.”

BCCWA chief executive Zoe McAlpine said her team was happy Cockburn Gateway approached the organisation to ask how it could best help the families the organisation worked with.

“Any extra support for the individuals and families we help at BCCWA is very much appreciated, and we’re extremely thankful to the team at Cockburn Gateway for choosing us as their charity of choice,” she said.

“The families who we support will no doubt be extremely touched when they read all of the messages conveyed by the thoughtful customers at Cockburn Gateway.”

Shoppers can also have their gifts wrapped for a gold coin donation with proceeds going to BCCWA.

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