CTC Youth and Family Services manager Kirsten Firman, Senior Sergeant Dave Tierney, CTC CEO Nina Temperton and Jacqui Trace from Bill Hull Car Centre at the Kingaroy Youth Park on Thursday

December 19, 2019

Another large ute-load of Christmas donations left at Kingaroy Police Station and at Bill Hull Car Centre was handed over on Thursday.

The items will be distributed to families across the region by South Burnett CTC Youth and Family Services.

South Burnett CTC CRO Nina Temperton said there were “hundreds and hundreds” of families across the South Burnett who needed help at present.

And there were probably hundreds of people “flying under the radar” who do not ask for help.

Officer-in-charge of Kingaroy Police, Senior Sergeant Dave Tierney, said he had been blown away by the local response to the Commissioner’s Food Appeal.

He said the aim had been to get eight tonnes of donations across Queensland, but a tonne had been raised in the South Burnett alone.

As well, there had been donations of vouchers and cash.

Snr Sgt Tierney said a couple had come into the station asking if there were any gaps that needed to be filled.

“We said we hadn’t received many items for babies,” he said.

“They came back with $700 worth of nappies and formula.”

Although the appeal is officially over, items to assist local families can still be left at Kingaroy Police Station or Bill Hull Car Centre.

Snr Sgt Tierney, right, with some of the CTC Youth and Family Services team who will be distributing the donations … from left, Lucy Leu-Marshall, Michael Sanford, Julie Blundell, Sarah Herbohn, Kirsten Firman and Samara Porter
Kirsten Firman with some of the ute-load of goods which arrived on Thursday

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