This week, Oxley Christian College joined with choirs from other local schools, to help launch the Salvation Army Wishing Tree appeal at the Chirnside Park Shopping Centre. The strings ensemble Camerata performed Hark the Herald Angels Sing and were joined by spontaneous singing from an appreciative audience, as they played Jingle Bells.
For more than 23 years, The Salvation Army has been working with Kmart to help families in need. With hundreds of thousands of Australian’s in need this Christmas, the Appeal aims to collect over 470,000 gifts nationally.
The Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal is Australia’s largest Christmas gift appeal, having collected more than 5 million gifts since its inception in 1988. Camerata was delighted to be invited to play and support the Salvation Army with this appeal launch.