THE community dug deep over the Christmas period, helping to see $1,200 raised for the Leukaemia Foundation through the Shepparton Marketplace gift wrapping appeal, but what is even more astonishing is that the local shopping centre has helped to raise more than $17,029 over the past four years.
Leukaemia Foundation community relationships coordinator, Kristin Paton said, “The Leukaemia Foundation is very grateful to the Shepparton Marketplace for their ongoing support towards the foundation.
“We are also very grateful to all the wonderful volunteers who generously offer their time to gift wrap in support of people with blood cancer.
“The foundation is always looking for volunteers, so if have some free time, we’d love to hear from you.”
Shepparton Marketplace centre manager, Kim Bourke said, “To provide a little extra support, the manager of the shopping centre Dexus also contributed an additional $1,000 to the Christmas appeal.
“Supporting these causes is so important as it can help make a real difference to those in need.
“The staff at the Commonwealth Bank and Specsavers also donate their time to help with the gift wrapping appeal, which is fantastic to see local businesses put their hands up to support such a worthy cause.”