Woolworths and Variety the Children’s Charity are encouraging North West Plains residents to help support seriously ill children across the state when they shop in the lead up to Halloween.

Halloween has become a popular occasion for Australian families and this year customers are invited to help other families when doing their shopping in the lead up to the day.

Local customers at Woolworths Moree and Woolworths Narrabri North can play their part by simply adding a $1 Woolworths Halloween fundraising token to their shop from today until 31 October 2018.

100% of funds raised through the Woolworths Halloween fundraising appeal will help the good work of Variety the Children’s Charity in their ongoing efforts to support children across the state who are facing challenges through illness, disadvantage or living with disability.

Variety the Children’s Charity helps children and their families with financial support for things like wheelchairs, specialist equipment, therapy, and medical supplies, when they can not afford it and when government assistance isn’t available.

David Sexton, CEO of Variety – the Children’s Charity NSW said; “We appreciate the ongoing support of Woolworths customers and team members across NSW.  Funds raised across the Woolworths Halloween fundraising appeal will help us in our mission to give Aussie kids in need and their families a fair go, so we encourage local support from North West Plains shoppers.”

Woolworths Moree and Woolworths Narrabri North Group Manager , Belinda Dawson said; “As kids and parents are carving out their pumpkins, selecting their scary costumes and getting excited for their annual Halloween celebrations, this year is extra special as it provides an opportunity to help other families at the same time.

“We’re proud of our long standing partnership with Variety and are always overwhelmed by the generosity of our customers. We hope they can not only enjoy their spooky tricks, but also include a treat in the form of a token to help raise funds for children and families across NSW.”