Target, Uniting Care Christmas Appeal, 2017

FESTIVE INITIATIVE: UnitingCare's John Hoye, Target Bathurst's Vicki Sharp, Michelle and Sophie Curry, Target's Kim Touzell and Donna Fisk (front) Lachlan, Alex and Emily Wray with Emily Curry. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 112917ctarget
FESTIVE INITIATIVE: UnitingCare's John Hoye, Target Bathurst's Vicki Sharp, Michelle and Sophie Curry, Target's Kim Touzell and Donna Fisk (front) Lachlan, Alex and Emily Wray with Emily Curry. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK 112917ctarget

A NUMBER of Bathurst charities will be assisted thanks to this year’s Target and UnitingCare Christmas Appeal.

Bathurst UnitingCare co-ordinator John Hoye said a little help from the community can make a lot of difference.

The annual appeal encourages shoppers to purchase a cardboard bauble for $1 or place a wrapped present under the Christmas tree in Target to help those in need.

“We really do rely on the generous people in our community to dig deep, show compassion and support our appeal this Christmas,” he said.

Mr Hoye said funds raised through the purchase of baubles, or donations in the Appeal’s in-store wishing well, will go to help local charities.

“We’re working through local groups like the women’s refuge, Shine and Wattle Tree House,” he said.

“We’ll also be helping the Uniting Church in Oberon.”

Mr Hoye has asked that anyone wishing to leave a wrapped present under the tree to label it with the suggested age and sex of the recipient.