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A SHIRE-wide fundraiser will ensure no one is left behind this Christmas.

The 2022 Mayor’s Christmas Appeal was launched at Mossman Support Services today to start raising money for the festive season.

All money raised will go directly towards food hampers that will be provided for eligible residents of the Douglas Shire.

Douglas Shire Councillors and Mossman Support Services Staff launched the 2022 Mayor’s Christmas Appeal in Mossman today

Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr said every dollar raised would go towards buying essential items for people and families who are doing it tough this festive season.

“Christmas is a really special time of the year, but it can also be a difficult period for some people in our community,” he said.

“The annual Mayor’s Christmas Appeal is a chance for locals to give a little to make sure no one in our community is left behind during the festive season.

“Last year, the appeal supported more than 70 local families and individuals through Christmas hampers.”

“We rely on donations to ensure as many people as possible can enjoy the festive season and the many joyful moments Christmas can bring.”

Council is working with Mossman Support Services, Mossman Elders Justice Group, Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre, Goobidi Home Care Services, Goobidi Bamanga Community Advancement Cooperative Society, Interdenominational Ministers Association and the Christian Mission Fellowship International to assist and launch the appeal.

How To Donate:

An online donation portal is available for people to donate money to the appeal, with donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

Donate here.

Douglas Shire Council will have collection points around the shire from mid-November and will be seeking unopened children’s presents and toys for kids of all ages, as well as food and adult luxury items.

Buy A Raffle Ticket:

We have three amazing prize packages to raffle off.

Tickets are $2 each or three for $5

Prize 1:

  • $100 Fuel voucher
  • Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures Family Pass
  • Hook-a-Barra $200 Gift Voucher
  • Collection of Native Plants
  • Spiegeltent Wonderland Carnivale 2023 VIP booth (8pax) Any show.
  • Daintree Discovery Centre Family Pass

Prize 2:

  • $100 Fuel voucher
  • Kuranda Koala Gardens Family Pass
  • Birdworld Kuranda Family Pass
  • Calypso Full Day Snorkel Tour (2pax)
  • Mossman Pool 3x Family Pass

Prize 3:

  • $100 Fuel Voucher
  • Daintree Crocodile Express Family Pass
  • Bespoke Christmas Macrame by Krista
  • Mossman Pool 2x Family Pass

Tickets can be purchased at the Council Administration Building in Mossman, the Port Douglas Hub, Mossman Library and Mossman Pool.

Terms and conditions:

  • Winners will be drawn by the Mayor at the Douglas Street Christmas Party on December 16 2022.
  • Winners will be notified within 5 business days.
  • Preferred method of contact must be supplied on the raffle at time of purchase.
  • The legal age to purchase a ticket is 18, if the winner is under the age of 18 the prize will be awarded to their parents or guardian.
  • Prizes cannot be transferred or redeemed for cash.
  • If prizes are not collected by 1 February 2023 they will be forfeited.

Douglas Shire Councillors and Mossman Support Services Staff launched the 2022 Mayor’s Christmas Appeal in Mossman today


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