Council, Division 3November 30, 2022 / 2 minute read

Youngster's heart filled with Christmas spirit

A Daisy Hill 11-year-old is spreading Christmas cheer with a toy drive this festive season.

Charlie Murrihy’s annual event is going from strength to strength.

Two years ago, she raised $300, which was used to buy gifts for local kids. Last year, her collection topped $600.

This year, the Kimberley Park State School student hopes to raise $1,000.

The money will buy toys for local children that will be distributed in coming weeks.

Charlie first got the idea to fundraise during COVID-19 lockdowns when she wanted to help struggling classmates.

‘I wanted to make sure local kids were supported,’ she says.

‘People have been struggling, and some kids won’t get Christmas presents this year.’

Councillor Mindy Russell urged locals to get behind Charlie’s efforts and has donated a gift bag to help the cause.

‘It’s fantastic that Charlie is supporting local kids this Christmas,’ Cr Russell says.

‘We know these gifts will go to some kids whose parents are doing it tough.’

Charlie is accepting donations along with new, unwrapped gifts and gift bags.

Empty cans are also accepted, as Containers for Change money goes into the kitty.

To donate, email Charlie’s mum Jody on

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