Carrie's Place Toy drive 2016

DONATE: Hope For The Hunter's Kate Morris with donated toys for the children of Carrie's Place. Photo: Perry Duffin

DONATE: Hope For The Hunter's Kate Morris with donated toys for the children of Carrie's Place. Photo: Perry Duffin

A community group is calling for donations of toys to brighten Christmas morning for children whose lives have been darkened by domestic violence.

Hope For The Hunter is a community focused group that supports local residents during times of crisis through non-financial donations.

On Sunday, December 11, the group will host the Family Funday at King Edward Park, East Maitland. The event will run from midday until 3pm.

Among the attractions will be a petting zoo, jumping castles, face painting, a balloon artist, superheroes, fairy floss, a sausage sizzle and a raffle.

But the main event will be the entry fee – guests are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy that will be donated to the children under the care of Maitland’s anti-domestic violence service Carrie’s Place. 

“The children who have been affected by domestic violence are sometimes the forgotten victims and have seen and heard things so child ever should,” group member Kate Morris said.

“Our goal is to make as many children as possible who are less fortunate than our own smile this Christmas.

More than 40 businesses from across the region have already pledged support for the event but organisers are hoping for a big turnout on the day.

Search Hope For The Hunter on Facebook for info. 

SEE ALSO: Campaign calls for community action

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