Avon Valley residents invited to support seriously ill kids this Halloween

Woolworths and Telethon are encouraging Avon Valley and Central Wheatbelt residents to help support seriously ill children across the state when they shop in the lead up to Halloween.

Customers are invited to help other families when doing their shopping in the lead up to the day.

Local customers at Woolworths Northam can play their part by adding a $1 Woolworths Halloween fundraising token to their shop until 31 October 2018.

All funds raised through the purchase of the tokens will help Telethon in their ongoing efforts to provide families across the state with the support they need when their child becomes ill.

Channel 7 Telethon Trust general  manager Marie-Anne Keeffe said generations of Western Australians have grown up with Telethon.

“Through their generosity have had a major impact on some of the life threatening diseases that face our children, including brain cancer and leukaemia,” she said.

“We’re extremely grateful for the support and generosity of Woolworths customers and team members across Western Australia.

“Funds raised across this Halloween fundraising appeal will help us in our mission to change the lives of seriously ill children, so we encourage local participation  from Avon Valley and Central Wheatbelt  shoppers.”

Woolworths Northam store manager Stacey Fernihough said Halloween has become more popular in the area.

“As kids and parents are carving out their pumpkins, selecting their scary costumes and getting excited for their annual Halloween celebrations, this year is extra special as it provides an opportunity to help other families at the same time,” she said.

“We’re proud of our long standing partnership with Telethon the Children’s Charity and are always overwhelmed by the generosity of our customers.

“We hope they can not only enjoy their spooky tricks, but also include a treat in the form of a token to help children and families across Western Australia.”