Credit Union Australia (CUA) hosted a Christmas celebration and toy drive in its Community Hub on 2 December to bring the joy of Christmas to the local community.

The event marked the official launch of a Christmas Toy Drive for the Toowoomba Hosptial Foundation.

Young ones in attendance enjoyed plenty of Christmas fun, including painting gingerbread houses, colouring in and taking part in an interactive African drumming performance.

Guests enjoyed a hearty of popcorn and snow cones, available for a donation to the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation. And of course, the kids met up with Santa to relay their Christmas wishes.

The event was an opportunity for the community to help create a memorable Christmas for families who may not be able to afford one. On the day, locals left toys and gifts under a Christmas tree for all the children attending Toowoomba’s Neighbourhood Christmas

Hosted by the Toowoomba Hospital on Christmas Day, Toowoomba’s Neighbourhood Christmas is a tradition that began last year, and is a lavish two-course lunch. The meal is catered by ParisiAnn Patisserie and is for individuals and families in the local community that would otherwise miss out on the Christmas celebrations. Children under the age of 17 will receive a gift at the lunch, and receive a special visit from Santa.

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