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ACT digs deep over Christmas
Allan Jessop collects donations for the Salvation Army in the Canberra Centre.
Picture: Daniel Spellman.
AS the demand on a local charity
increased over the Christmas period,
so too did the support from generous
The Salvation Army s ACT spokes-
man, Captain Dale Murray, said the
charity provided assistance to 2819
people in December, an increase of
about 41 per cent when compared with
He said the pressure on services
meant more local donations were
required to meet the additional need
over the festive period.
"The number of gifts that were
given to the Salvation Army nationally
was reduced this year. It s just tough
economic times for people across
Australia," he said.
"I m pleased to say that Canberra
defied that trend."
The Salvation Army estimated Can-
berrans donated between 1200 and
1500 more gifts to the christmas
appeal in 2012 than in 2011.
Captain Murray said the organisa-
tion received all kinds of presents from
gift cards to board games and quite a
few new bicycles, which were all
distributed to local families in need.
"[Traditionally] Canberrans do give
generously, but ... that s quite signific-
ant given the present economic cli-
mate," he said.
"They just genuinely want to help
people and I think that s why the
increased giving has happened. They
are conscious ... that there are people
doing it tough in our community and
they do want to try and help them."
The increase in donations was even
more important after King O Malley s
annual New Year s Eve fundraiser
event, which was expected to collect
about $10,000 for the charity, was
called off this year due to the Civic
pub s closure.
King O Malley s have been very
generous to The Salvation Army since
2006, during which approximately
$50,000 has been collected in dona-
tions, Mr Murray said.
"We fully understand why they were
closed but that s left a little bit of a
shortfall with our funding.
Mr Murray said he was confident
the shortfall would be covered by
donations from the public.
Monetary tax deductible donations
can still be made by visiting
13 SALVOS (13 72 58); or visiting
any Westpac branch.
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