The gifts that keep on giving

Western Sydney University had held its 7th annual Chancellor’s Christmas Toy Appeal. This year the university community came together to donate over 2000 toys to families in need these holidays.

Over the last month the university collected toys from staff and students across all campuses and again this year three charities will receive the proceeds of the collection.

On behalf of the university community, Chancellor Professor Peter Shergold AO met with representatives of these services to hand over the thousands of toys and gifts that were donated this year.

The University is pleased to work with these organisations to be able to provide support to western Sydney families. The charities will distribute the toys to disadvantaged children and teenagers in the Greater Western Sydney region in time for Christmas.

The Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections runs over 60 programs for the Liverpool community and surroundings suburbs. These programs range from playgroups to vacation care programs and homework support groups.

Parramatta Mission work closely with the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in the Parramatta area. Their mission is to help people and families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness and those families facing crisis or living with mental illness.

The Nepean Community and Neighbourhood services are the largest provider of indigenous services for children in the Penrith area. They also provide a number of family programs including early intervention and social inclusion.

The Chancellor would like to thank all staff and students who have donated and continue to support the Chancellor's Christmas Toy Appeal year on year.

Western Sydney University wishes everyone a very happy Christmas, and a safe and restful holiday season.


20 December 2019

Kathryn Bannon, Media Officer