Lunch in the park a festive gift for all

Christmas Lunch in the Park event |co-ordinator Emma Oetting with chaplain Scott Vawser. Picture: Marcus Whissond412579
Christmas Lunch in the Park event |co-ordinator Emma Oetting with chaplain Scott Vawser. Picture: Marcus Whissond412579

It is calling on residents to take gifts to its Osborne Park office or to purchase them online at www.|missionaustralia.com.au/christmaslunch and they will be distributed at its Christmas Lunch in the Park.

Mission Australia State Director Melissa Perry said all contributions would help cover the cost of making Christmas Day a special one for up to 2000 people who might be isolated or lonely.

‘Our lunch is open to people from all walks of life, it’s about bringing the community together.’

This year’s ‘face’ of Christmas Lunch in the Park is single mother Shannon Martin, who has been bringing her three boys to the event for the past three years.

‘Christmas Lunch in the Park is my gift to my boys to make sure they have a wonderful day and experience the joy of Christmas Day,’ Ms Martin said.