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Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Residents share Christmas with families in need

Timbertop Estate residents recently donated gifts for underprivileged children as part of the ‘Share your Christmas’ initiative. Organised by the Timbertop Residents Group, the appeal received a generous response from locals, with piles of presents accumulating under the tree, which have now been donated to The 4C’s Crisis Relief Centre and Windermere Child and Family Services.

 

Gifts of all shapes and sizes were generously provided by residents, including an Xbox game console.

 

The 4C’s Crisis Relief Centre and Windermere Child and Family Services are both Pakenham-based organisations working locally to improve the physical, financial and emotional wellbeing of disadvantaged children and families.

 

For over 150 years Windermere has been helping people live life to their full potential. They provide counselling, housing support, disability services, childcare and more.

 

The 4C’s assists over 200 families per day, providing services such as emergency finance, food relief, accommodation, clothing, counselling and education.

 

Both organisations were grateful for Timbertop’s contribution. Maree De George of Windermere thanked the residents for ‘a wonderful contribution, which will bring some Christmas joy to children and families in our community that would otherwise miss out.’

 

This is the first year of the ‘Share your Christmas’ initiative – the beginning of an ongoing partnership between Timbertop, Windermere and The 4C’s. As Timbertop Estate continues to grow, so too will the initiative, which is sure to impact the community for years to come.

 

‘Share your Christmas’ is one of many programs run by Parklea, developers of Timbertop Estate, aiming to make a difference in the community and promote friendships, fun and safety.

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