Blue Care workers and volunteers are ready to help wrap hundreds of Christmas gifts over the next few weeks. From left: Courtney Swan, Jade Davies, Angela Davies and Anne Keenan.
Blue Care workers and volunteers are ready to help wrap hundreds of Christmas gifts over the next few weeks. From left: Courtney Swan, Jade Davies, Angela Davies and Anne Keenan. Erin Smith

Volunteers will wrap your Christmas prezzies for a gold coin

WRAPPING presents is nowhere near as fun as unwrapping them, but luckily for Rose City residents for a gold coin donation the Warwick Blue Care staff and a large group of volunteers are happy to help with the tedious task.

Warwick Blue Care administration assistant and organiser of the gift wrapping stall Anne Keenan said 50 people had volunteered to help at the stall this year.

"The volunteers come from all around, some of them are old ladies auxiliary members, some former staff and others just community members looking to help out," she said.

"The Heritage Bank, Suncorp and NAB have all donated some of their staff this year as well which is just amazing."

The stall, outside Bi-Lo in Rose City Shoppingworld, opens at 9am and closes when the centre does.

Warwick Blue Care acting service manager Angela Davies said it was the organisation's largest fundraiser of the year.

"The money is pushed straight back into Blue Care for clients in Warwick and surrounds," she said.

Ms Keenan said many people were already stopping by to have their gifts wrap.

"It will get busier closer to Christmas though," she said. "Last year Christmas Eve was massive."

After manning the stall for several years both women have wrapped their fair share of presents and not all of them were easy.

"We have wrapped everything from whipper snippers to strollers and televisions," Ms Davies said.

"Anything not in a box is a bit of a challenge to wrap."

However helping at the stall does offer the benefits of picking up some great gift ideas.



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