OVACC Youth spent some of their school holidays wrapping up gifts for families in need. Here’s an article that the local newspaper wrote


WHILE most kids are spending their school holidays at the shops, movies or in the sunshine, a group of locals are doing their bit for the less fortunate.

Members of the Oxley Vale Anglican Church Youth Group spent their Monday wrapping donated gifts to give to local families doing it tough this Christmas as part of Uniting Care’s Christmas Appeal.

Uniting Care is celebrating 25 years of giving in Tamworth this year.

On Sunday, volunteers packaged up 140 hampers, before Monday was spent wrapping up gifts donated by local families to local families.

Families from as far away as Quirindi and Gunnedah will benefit from the charity drive, with more than 300 gifts being wrapped up.

“Each gift is individually wrapped,” a Tamworth Uniting Care Christmas Appeal organiser said.

“We find it very important because lots of families face debt, or broken down families or bills racking up (at this time of year). Unfrotunately, the last thing on the list is buying gifts.”