St Saviour's Cathedral giving tree open to receive donations now

Dean of St Saviour's Phillip Saunders (right) with Anglicare’s manager for Housing and Services Toni Reay. Photo: Temia Humphries Story: Nakita Bojc and Temia Humphries

Dean of St Saviour's Phillip Saunders (right) with Anglicare’s manager for Housing and Services Toni Reay. Photo: Temia Humphries Story: Nakita Bojc and Temia Humphries

St Saviour’s Cathedral is once again hosting its annual giving tree with the help of Anglicare.

Last year the community donated 480 gifts, helping about 150 families; and this year the aim is to reach 500 donations.

Dean of St Saviour’s the Very Reverend Phillip Saunders and Anglicare’s manager for housing and services Toni Reay are coordinating this giving tree for the sixth year in a row.

The Dean asked that the community bring in non-perishable food items and toys for children.

These donations should be unwrapped so they can be organised into correct categories.

Ms Reay and her team from Anglicare will then be able to wrap them accordingly.

Anglicare has been assisting the church for nearly 30 years.

Their team of volunteers help make the given gifts into hampers and distribute them to needy families every Christmas.

The Cathedral is open donation between 10am and 4pm every day.

After-hours donations can be dropped off at the church office.

The tree, which is the pair believe is the tallest in Goulburn and possibly the region, symbolises the gift of giving, so be generous and give this Christmas.