Boost given to Christmas Appeal

The Rotorua Trust has given a significant boost to The Daily Post Christmas Appeal for the Salvation Army foodbank, donating $5000.

It is the largest donation to the appeal so far this year.

Each year the trust donates to The Daily Post Christmas Appeal and Rotorua Trust chairman Grahame Hall said they wanted to give to the appeal again this year.

"The trustees felt that they would very much like to support The Daily Post Christmas Appeal again and the work of the Salvation Army because they do undertake a very valuable role in our community.

"We realise there's a lot of disadvantaged people that don't have any family or Christmas and we thought it would be good to help them have a more enjoyable Christmas than they otherwise would,'' Mr Hall said.

Deputy chairwoman Joanne La Grouw said the Salvation Army was a good cause and The Daily Post had chosen well as to who to support during this year's appeal.

Captain Brian Martin of Rotorua's Salvation Army was thrilled about the donation and said it was great to have the continued support of the Rotorua Trust.

Meanwhile, donations to The Daily Post Christmas Appeal for the Salvation Army foodbank can  be made at our Hinemoa St office between 8am and 5pm on weekdays. People can donate money or non-perishable food.

Food donations can also be made at the Salvation Army's Community Ministries at Community House on Haupapa St.

If any organisations or individuals are organising a can drive or fundraising event, please let us know by contacting reporter Abigail Hartevelt, phone (07) 348 6199, ext 57049 or send her an email at


- Rotorua Daily Post

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