Generosity helps youngsters fighting cancer

Alicia PereraPilbara News

The generosity of Karratha shoppers to a Christmas appeal supporting young cancer sufferers has seen them raise the fourth-highest amount in WA.

Coles Karratha customers collectively donated more than $5300 to its Christmas appeal for Redkite, an Australian charity that has been supporting young people with cancer and their families for more than 30 years.

The tally makes the Karratha store the fourth- highest fundraiser out of 94 participating Coles super-markets in the State.

Redkite chief executive Jenni Seton thanked all the shoppers who had donated.

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“This time of year can be particularly tough for families living with cancer and the community’s generosity will go a long way towards supporting them,” she said.

Shoppers were asked to buy a $2 donation Christmas card for the appeal, write their name on it and display it instore to show their support for young people with cancer.

Donations will go towards providing services including financial assistance, educational support and counselling and therapy to young people suffering from cancer as well as their families.

The 2016 Redkite Christmas campaign ran in Coles stores nationally for five weeks from November 23 and raised more than $1.4 million in total.

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