BENDIGO businesses have continued to get into the Christmas spirit by donating goods and services for tomorrow night’s Rosalind Park Christmas tree light up.
Myer Bendigo yesterday donated 2000 items from their Christmas collection for children attending the night.
Staff member Mandy Geary said after reading the Bendigo Advertiser she thought the team at Myer could help the cause.
Myer Bendigo have donated 1000 angel wings and 1000 Christmas-themed fridge magnets for people attending the light up event.
Ms Geary said the Christmas tree lighting was a tradition for many families in Bendigo and it was important for the event to go ahead.
“It is a community event and the more people that get involved the better it will be,” she said. “I would encourage people to attend and get into the Christmas spirit.”
Kmart Bendigo has heavily discounted Christmas Santa hats for Bendigo Advertiser mascot Kooka to distribute to children on the night.
Kmart store manager Adam Dunstone said the store had always embraced Christmas.
“The Christmas tree lighting has been in the news and we were more than willing to support the community event,” he said.
Plasterama Bendigo has also offered its time and painting activities to entertain children during the event.
Poyser Motors Bendigo has offered a utility and “manpower” to assist with setting up and running the night.
The event is set to begin at 7.30pm with the official lighting of the tree at 9pm.