Whenever Christmas time comes, the Board of Directors of Workers Lifestyle Group turn their attention to how they can brighten the Christmas of as many members as possible.

After two years of being unable to hold our biggest event on the calendar, thanks to Covid-19 pandemic, the Children’s Christmas Party returned, and it was bigger and better than ever! Due to the generous gifts from the Board of Directors through the two years previous, with the gift of a Zoo pass to those that registered, it was important to bring the Children’s Christmas Party back with a bang.

Held on Sunday 4th December, thousands of families attended Workers Sports so enjoy the festivities. This year, we invited everyone! Members could bring their children, or their grandchildren, or their nieces and nephews, and many were joining on the day.

Everyone enjoyed free rides, snacks and there might have been a sausage sandwich or two given our (kidding… there was actually around 5,000 thanks to Chef Steve and his crew). The Directors were there handing out gifts to the kiddies and no Christmas Party would be complete without a visit from Santa himself. We also had Bluey and Bingo join the all-day entertainment on stage.

The Board of Directors wanted to stretch the joy even further. They did this through a commitment to donate funds raised at the event to the Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals via the Better Foundation. A $15,000 cheque was presented on the day.

The giving didn’t stop there…

In what has now become a Workers Christmas tradition, the Board of Directors generously donated funds to allow the management and staff to stuff over 400 hampers for those less fortunate. The hampers were delivered to our friends at Meals on Wheels, who then ensure the hampers reach their deserving recipients.

Meals on Wheels at Blacktown relies on volunteers to deliver nutritionally balanced meals to the homes of frail aged people and people with a disability. The hampers allow them to also deliver a treat filled with Christmas goodies to enable them to have some special items at this time of year.

We also had our Christmas Giving Tree at Workers Blacktown. This year the presents were donated to our community partners on the front line of Domestic & Family Violence, Blacktown Women’s & Girls. The gifts that were donated by the Board, staff, and members, were delivered in the weeks prior to Christmas and would be gifted to families in crisis to help make their children’s Christmas much happier.