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Delivery of sweet treats shares Easter joy with Brisbane Children

27 March, 2015

The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust is helping to put a smile on children’s faces this Easter, by partnering with Coles to donate thousands of Easter eggs to the city’s less fortunate.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk today joined representatives from The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust and Coles in handing over Coles Brand Easter eggs to several Brisbane charities as part of The Trust’s annual Easter Appeal.

“This year, the Trust, together with Coles, is donating 2,000 Easter eggs to 13 organisations that provide all kinds of support to families doing it tough,” Cr Quirk said.

“Something many of us take for granted, has the power to give a struggling family the burst of joy it needs to carry on.”

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust Fund Chairman Anne Quirk said The Trust had donated more than 23,000 Easter eggs to charity since 2007.

“Usually The Trust funds the Easter egg donations, but this year Coles has donated the eggs, freeing up more funds that can be used to support other vital services around Brisbane,” Mrs Quirk said.

Albany Creek Coles Store Manager Brad Stewart played a key role in co-ordinating the donation and said he was pleased Coles was able to support the appeal.

“We appreciate many people, including some of our customers, are doing it tough at this time of year so it’s great to be able to bring some joy to families and children in need across Brisbane,” he said.
The charities receiving Easter egg donations include:
- Carinity Education – Southside
- Prison Transport Group Inc
- Inala Youth Service
- Uniting Care Community - Koolkuna, Kalparrin & Clare Homes
- Chisholm Incorporated
- Sisters Inside Inc
- Wesley Mission Brisbane - Emergency Relief
- Koobara Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Resource Centre Inc
- Family and Kids Care Foundation Inc.
- Anglicare Homelessness Services Women and Children
- Southside Community Care Inc.
- MontroseAccess
- Murri Sisters Association Inc
The Trust undertakes two general grant rounds per year worth $10,000 each, as well as an Easter Appeal involving Easter egg donations and a Christmas Appeal involving donations of toys, food vouchers, and small cash grants up to $2,000.



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