Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal in Wagga sees 90 per cent drop in gift donations, headed for The Salvation Army

Hayley Wilkinson
By Hayley Wilkinson
Updated November 30 2021 - 7:46am, first published 7:30am
HELPING HANDS: NRL star Mark Nicholls, Kmart Wishing Tree champion Virginia Auld and Wagga's Salvation Army corp officer David Hopewell during the second leg of today's Christmas appeal launch. Picture: Ash Smith.

Wagga's Wishing Tree appeal, which regularly attracts 500 gift donations before December, has struggled to collect 50 so far this year according to a longstanding organiser.

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Hayley Wilkinson

Hayley grew up in Carabost, 45 minutes south-east of Wagga. She graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Wollongong in 2020 before launching her career at The Daily Advertiser. You can find her covering events, entertainment and human interest. Email: hayley.wilkinson@dailyadvertiser.com.au

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