News

Kmart launches Wishing Tree

Inga Williams

MT Ommaney came alive with the sound of school children singing Christmas carols last week, as Kmart launched its annual Wishing Tree appeal.

Kmart Wishing Tree champion Jillian McCarroll said the appeal was in its 25th year.

"This is the largest gift appeal in Australia," she said.

"Our organisation feels it's important to give back to the community, and so far we've collected 5.3 million gifts in the 25 years we've been running it."

Salvation Army spokesman Derek Whitehouse said the two organisations had a 25-year-long relationship that had helped many in need.

"The tags on the tree indicate the age and gender of the child," he said.

"I encourage people to take part, and to put their gifts in a gift bag to make it a little bit easier for us."

Mr Whitehouse said the Salvation Army hoped to assist 500,000 people this year, and they needed the community's help to do this.

Topics:  kmart wishing tree appeal


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Veteran's journey from Iraq to Springfield

Zero K Productions founder and 24/7 Funnels co-founder Darren Burgess has lived many lives throughout his career, including a stint as a nuclear weapons engineer for the British Royal Navy.

The incredible journey from war to Springfield

Pair holds knife to man's neck in terrifying attack

Police are investigating after the man was assaulted and robbed.

Trio to face court after assault on woman and her dog

New Ipswich District Court Judge: After nine years in the role, Ipswich District Court Judge Greg Koppenol will move to Brisbane Court.He will be replaced by Judge Dennis Lynch QC. In court on Tuesday, Judge Koppenol was recognised for his "brisk and vigorous approach" to the role.

The group is facing a host of charges including animal cruelty

Local Partners

Rebel Wilson says she didn’t have to lie to make it

I’M not glamorous, but that doesn’t make me a liar: that’s the message from Rebel Wilson on her second day in the witness box.

All bets on Judah to win battle to become the Voice

Judah Kelly from The Voice.

Judah Kelly is the clear favourite to win the competition.

Kim Kardashian slammed over Manchester tribute

Kim Kardashian's tribute to Manchester didn't go down well

Top Gun 2 movie is happening, Tom Cruise confirms

Tom Cruise in a scene from the movie Top Gun.

TOM Cruise delights fans with announcement on Sunrise.

The first Baywatch movie reviews are in

From left, Jon Bass, Alex Daddario, Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson, Kelly Rohrbach, and Ilfenesh Hadera in a scene from the movie Baywatch.

Critics were less than impressed.

Boyfriend loses it over sex lie

Stacey Louise’s sex lie destroys her relationship.

SEVEN Year Switch’s Stacey told a fib about her sex life.

Why Crowe’s thankful for those ‘bulls**t’ rumours

Russell Crowe and Terri Irwin in 2007.

Crowe and Terri Irwin have been dodging dating rumours for years now

How Toowoomba house prices compare in Australia

For sale sign in front of home.

Here's what $700,000 will buy you in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Sydney

One of Maryborough's most historic homes is still for sale

FULL OF HISTORY: Trisha Moulds is owner of the historic Tinana state known as Rosehill. The beautiful home is currently for sale.

It has been the scene of both joy and tragedies over the years.

The face of the Sunshine Coast's overpriced rental crisis

Alyx Wilson had to rent a $385 unit in Currimundi because the market was too competitive for cheaper rental housing. She is now renting a room from friends who own a house in Currimundi, and says its much more affordable.

Young people feel the strain in competitive, expensive rental market

WATCH: Take a tour of a tradie's dream home

5a Bruce Hiskens Court, Norman Gardens, going for $720,000. INSET: Lea Taylor.

Huge block with potential for anything

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!