Staff and students get into the Christmas spirit, donating to the Chancellor’s Christmas Toy Appeal
With the countdown to Christmas well and truly on, the festive season has been made a little brighter for some disadvantaged children and teenagers thanks to the generosity of Western Sydney University staff, students and their families who have donated to the Chancellor's Christmas Toy Appeal.
Over 600 toys and gifts have been donated by the University to The Salvation Army this year, and will be delivered around the community this holiday season.
Beginning in 2013, the Chancellor's Christmas Toy Appeal has gone from strength to strength, with a total of over 2000 toys having been donated in that time.
On behalf of the University community, Chancellor, Professor Peter Shergold, was pleased to meet with representatives from The Salvation Army recently to hand over the hundreds of toys, DVDs, vouchers, and other gifts that have been donated this year, so they can be distributed and put under families' trees in time for Christmas.
The University is pleased to work with The Salvation Army as both organisations are committed to making a difference to the lives of the people in our local communities.
A very special thank you to all staff and students who have donated to the Chancellor's Christmas Toy Appeal this year.
Western Sydney University wishes everyone a very happy Christmas, and a safe and restful holiday season.
21 December 2016
Elliott Richardson - Media Assistant
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