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A FESTIVE challenge has been set for local business owners.

Douglas Shire Mayor Michael Kerr is calling on businesses to join the local Meals On Wheels’ push to match fundraising efforts for the 2020 Mayor’s Christmas Appeal.

Local businesses Zammataro Plumbing and Hatfield Electrical have made a dollar-for-dollar commitment to the organisation’s fundraising, which happens with a popular Mossman Meats meat tray raffle every Friday night at the Mossman Exchange Hotel during November.

Mayor Kerr is looking for local businesses in Port Douglas to join the efforts to help him reach the $10,000 target for this first Mayor’s Christmas Appeal.

“Already we have some generous businesses leading the way in Mossman and I am sure we can get a similar response in Port Douglas,” he said.

“Douglas Shire Meals on Wheels do a fantastic job looking out for our community and I would like to see strong community buy-in for this initiative.

“Money raised through the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal will go towards hampers to ensure there is enough to go round over during the festive season.”

To get involved, please contact

Get your tickets to the Mayor’s Christmas Lunch!   

Join us for the 2020 Mayor’s Christmas Luncheon at the iconic Salsa Bar & Grill, and help us make a difference to those doing it tough in our community this Christmas.

The afternoon promises to delight with a spectacular meal, live entertainment and a charity raffle.

By supporting this event, you will help us raise money for Christmas hampers to bring some joy in this time of need.

The lunch starts at 12pm on Thursday, 19 November 2020.

Book Your Seat Here

How do I donate to the Christmas Appeal?


A new online donation portal will make it easier for people to donate money to the appeal.

Donations of $2 or more are Tax Deductible.

In person:

Council will have collection points around the shire from mid-November and will be seeking un-opened children’s presents and toys for kids of all ages, food and gifts for adults.

Donate Here
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