Why it’s important to give this Christmas

Kylie Manners and Amie Carrington from The Benevolent Society at the Cobb and Co Wishing Tree.
Kylie Manners and Amie Carrington from The Benevolent Society at the Cobb and Co Wishing Tree.

As Australia’s first charity The Benevolent Society is thrilled to be partnering with Cobb and Co Court Boutique Hotel to provide further support to people in need in the Mudgee community this Christmas.

The Wishing Tree will provide festive joy to many people by helping to relieve some of the financial and emotional pressures faced during the Christmas period.

For many of the people we support Christmas can be a period of loneliness, financial pressure and family stress. The Mudgee community can help Cobb and Co Court Boutique Hotel and The Benevolent Society ease some of strain faced by many at Christmas by donating gifts including;

  • Festive food for people living by themselves and families
  • Supplies for babies and infants including nappies and formula
  • Provision of personal care items such as soap, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant for a adults
  • Small gifts for those without family or friends to open on Christmas day
  • Pool passes, movie tickets, bakery vouchers for families to use during the Christmas holiday period
  • Fuel cards

A donation of baby supplies and festive food can help a single parent family to make Christmas a festive and joyous day by taking away some financial pressure that comes with Christmas. A donation of a gift for a single person without family and friends can provide hope, joy and something to look forward to on Christmas day. A donation of a fuel card will allow families to travel to see extended family and friends over the Christmas period. A donation of pool passes or bakery vouchers can provide entertainment without financial pressure for a family over Christmas.


Donations can be made by selecting a tag from the wishing tree, and placing the wrapped gift along with the tag under the tree. The gifts will be distributed by Benevolent Society staff in the days leading up to Christmas.

We have been giving people with disabilities, children, families, older Australians, and carers a helping hand since 1813. Our vision is a just society where all Australians can live their best life. We are proudly working with communities in rural and regional Western NSW.

In Mudgee and outreaching within the Mid Western council area we provide services for families; and partner with people with a disability to live their best life. We have various services such as a specialist parent education and support program, disability services from children to the age of 65, and recovery based mental health services.

If you would like more information please call 6370 8100.


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