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Logan City Council employees spread Christmas cheer

Published: 2 December 2015

Logan City Council employees spread Christmas cheer
Salvation Army Captain Bronwyn Barkmeyer (left), Logan City Council Deputy Chief Executive Officer Organisational Services John Oberhardt, Deputy Mayor Russell Lutton, Chief Executive Officer Chris Rose and Captain Ashley Barkmeyer surrounded by Christmas appeal donations by Council staff.

The generosity of Logan City Council employees will make Christmas a happier time for many local families again this year.

A mountain of food, toys and other gifts from Council staff was today delivered to the Salvation Army in support of its annual Christmas appeal.

Chief Executive Officer Chris Rose said it was the 12th consecutive year Council had supported the appeal.

“It’s heart-warming to see how generous Council’s employees have been again this year, with bikes and go karts among the many donations,” he said.

“Council’s employees take great pride in making a difference to our community, and their generosity is sure to bring smiles to the faces of people who are doing it tough this Christmas.”

Salvation Army Captain Bronwyn Barkmeyer said the generosity of Council employees was humbling.

“When you see people in need you see people’s goodness as well,” she said.

“I would hate the thought of my kids waking up on Christmas morning and not having anything, but unfortunately that’s the prospect facing some parents.

“Now these parents will hear their children’s squeals of delight on Christmas morning, thanks to the generosity of Logan City Council staff and others who have supported our appeal.”

Deputy Mayor Russell Lutton thanked Council's staff for their generous support for the Salvation Army, which provided vital services for those in need.

“The Salvos do a wonderful job,” Cr Lutton said.

“Christmas is one of their busiest times of year, with the number of people they assist doubling.

“I’m glad we can help them out again this Christmas, helping bring joy to those who are less fortunate than us.”