Salvation Army High Tea for Hope fundraiser's a winner

06 December 2016

Up to 100 people attended and over $1,500 were raised in support of Territory families doing it tough this Christmas at the Jacana Energy Salvation Army High Tea for Hope on Tuesday 6 December.

“Territory charities like the Salvation Army have reported an increase in people reaching out to them for help this year, says Jacana Energy’s CEO Mr Stuart Pearce. “Jacana Energy is part of the fabric of the Northern Territory and this heightened call for support from the local charities has placed a renewed focus on our involvement with the Salvation Army this Christmas” he says.

Held early on Tuesday morning as office staff made their way in to work, the event invited guests to enjoy delicious tarts, muffins and pies on the go, or stop for a while and share a few stories with Major Stuart Hamilton from The Salvation Army.

“The High Tea for Hope was a cheerful opportunity to satisfy a sweet tooth on your way to the office on a Tuesday morning; but the most important was to contribute time and money to help the Salvos put a few more roast turkeys and puddings on the tables, and new toys under the Christmas trees,” says Mr Pearce.

The monies raised through the generous donations of participants and Jacana Energy will enable The Salvation Army to prepare additional food hampers and purchase gifts for families experiencing crisis this Christmas.

“We are proud to support the vital work The Salvation Army does with the vulnerable members of our community,” says Mr Pearce. “The monies raised will support their initiatives at this busy time of the year when thousands of people in need turn to them to bring a little Christmas cheer to their lives.”

Throughout December, Jacana Energy staff will continue to lend a hand to The Salvos’ Christmas Appeal by collecting donations at the Darwin International Airport, organising a food and toy drive at the head office and distributing toys and foods to people in need this Christmas.

Partnering with Territory Charities

“Jacana Energy’s involvement with the Salvation Army’s Christmas Appeal builds upon the existing business partnership between the two organisations and our support of last year’s Appeal,” says Mr Pearce.

“Through our Stay Connected hardship program, Jacana Energy brings funding to the Salvation Army and four other local charities providing an emergency lifeline to Territorians who – for all kinds of reasons – suddenly find they don’t know where money to pay their next bill is coming from,” he says.

Each year, Jacana Energy’s emergency funding helps over 500 customers in hardship get on top of their electricity debts and on with their lives. In 2015-2016, Jacana Energy provided around 800 electricity relief vouchers through its Stay Connected program.

Salvation Army High Tea For Hope 6 December 2016
Jacana Energy is fundraising for The 2016 Salvation Army High Tea for Hope.

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