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The giving trees

In the spirit of giving, Masterton Trust Lands Trust (MTLT) and Eastwood Motor Group are rallying round the Community Christmas Tree to spread a little joy this festive season.

MTLT instigated the Community Christmas Tree three years ago.

“Back then, our Masterton community was still feeling the financial effects of covid-19. We didn’t want children to miss out on presents so the Community Christmas Tree seemed like a tangible way the trust could help spread joy at Christmas,” chair, Christine Brewster said.

“Eastwood Motor Group has long been a staunch supporter of local charitable events and community initiatives, so it’s a fantastic partnership,” she added.

After the overwhelming response last year, when bootloads of presents were delivered to Masterton families, Eastwood’s dealer principal Gary Allan was eager to team up with the trust again.

The trust has donated and wrapped $1000 worth of gifts – puzzles, toys, clothing, games along with a few treats for older kids too.

Tree decorators Suzie Wilmshurst and Jo Scott have transformed the trust’s reception area into a festive display with five gorgeous trees and several hampers – ready to receive gifts and spread Christmas cheer.

Donated gifts can be popped under the trees at the Trust Building, 189 Queen St, Masterton, or Eastwood Motor Group, 144 Dixon St until December 22.

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