Sell with Confidence
Read More

Four Years Of Cheer

By Ki Ki Taylor

A little ray of sunshine is on the way for struggling families this Christmas.

Ray White Whitsunday partnered with the Airlie Beach Rotary Club for the fourth year in a row to help give families a reason to smile.

Residents generously donated 125 presents to Ray White Whitdsunday this Christmas, which on Tuesday were handed to the Rotary club which will pass the gifts to the Salvation Army to distribute to families.

Rotary club president David Paddon praised Ray White Whitsunday for going the extra mile.

“We see tourists coming through with happy smiling faces, but there are locals here that need help and it’s really great an organisation like Ray White can stand up in Christmas time,” he said.

“They don’t have to do it, but they do it.”

Salvation Army store manager Denise Norder said charity initiatives like this named ‘Little ray of giving’ made all the difference to ensuring an inclusive Christmas season.

“Without Ray White and Airlie Rotary combining every year, we would not be able to help out as many people in need as we can,” she said.

“Food is a priority for these families, so if there is no money left over after food and shelter, the kids miss out.

“Most kids in those types of families are aware they don’t have money and don’t ask because its too upsetting for everyone.”

The Salvation Army will deliver presents as far north as Bowen and as south as Proserpine.

Ray White office manager Zoe Skinner said she looked forward to seeing the national initiative continue to grow.

“It’s a wonderful community event with gifts not just given from Ray White staff but people from the community dropping in and helping,” she said.

Mrs Norder praised the community’s generosity, noting that the Salvation Army Christmas Shield Appeal also helped deliver 20 hampers to families.

Source: Whitsunday Times.

Up to Date

Latest News

  • Ray White Whitsunday E-News – 18th February 2021

    Dear Welcome once again. Encouraging signs for those selling their properties now with our internet inquiries still increasing with an average of 62% increase compared to 4 weeks ago. Of course, looking at this objectively, the number of inquiries is normally directly related to the amount of stock we carry … Read more

    Read Full Post

  • Is The Pandemic Driving Regional Property Growth?

    Internal migration has seen a net decline of 32,346 people in metro areas in just nine months up to September 2020, but the actual trend to move rural started well before the COVID pandemic, an industry expert has revealed. ABS data released in February showed the nation’s capital cities had … Read more

    Read Full Post