PILES of presents under thousands of Christmas trees in the Far North, will look that extra bit special thanks to a dedicated band of volunteers.
The Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation's Christmas Wrap at Cairns Central and Michael Aw The Good Guys, kicked off last week, with volunteers helping those who are "gift wrap challenged" create a beautiful looking present.
Foundation volunteer manager Anne Chirio said more than 130 volunteers, work almost 1400 hours wrapping thousands of gifts, in the lead-up to Christmas.
“We have 10km of wrapping paper, 36 large rolls of sticky tape and 12,000 tags ready to wrap up Christmas,” Ms Chirio said.
For the cost of a gold coin donation per gift, people can have their presents beautifully wrapped, knowing that their donation will go towards a good cause.
"Last year we raised more than $20,000 through our Christmas Wrap so it really does help contribute to equipment and services within the Far North," Ms Chirio said.
"We actually have a couple of groups from within the corporate sector who do Christmas Wrap every year as a great team building exercise - we have couples and families - it's a great way to make a difference," she said.
The Gift Wrap Hut is located upstairs near Tosca's at Cairns Central and within the Michael Aw The Good Guys shop on Mulgrave Road.
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