Spiers Centre giving gift of hope

Gifts collected from the Spiers Centre’s appeal last year.
Gifts collected from the Spiers Centre’s appeal last year.

THE Spiers Centre is seeking donations to help families in need this Christmas.

As part of its annual Christmas appeal, the Heathridge organisation wants people to donate non-perishable foods and gifts for hampers that will be distributed to disadvantaged residents in the cities of Joondalup, Wanneroo and Stirling.

Last year’s appeal provided 347 Christmas hampers, which fed 535 adults and 612 children.

Spiers Centre chief executive Helena Jakupovic said most people who received hampers were struggling financially.

“It’s just a little way of providing someone with a bit of hope,” she said.

Items sought include tinned ham, Christmas pudding, long life custard, new toys or gifts for children aged zero to 16 and monetary donations.

Donations can be left at The Spiers Centre at 2 Albatross Court, Heathridge, between 8.30am and 4pm by December 11. For a list of gift ideas, call 9401 2699.