8 December 2009
‘Tis the season of gifts and giving and this year shoppers can have their Christmas gifts beautifully wrapped on the Queen Street Mall, Queensland’s premier Christmas events and retail destination, from Monday 21 December to Christmas Eve, Thursday 24 December.
Brisbane Marketing, the city’s economic development agency, is teaming up with Brisbane charity Youngcare to provide a daily gift wrapping service on the Mall for the small contribution of a gold coin donation (or more if donators wish!), with all proceeds going to Youngcare.
Consumers can choose from a myriad of over 700 city stores, to find everything they need to fill their Christmas stockings and save themselves both time and effort by having their parcels delightfully wrapped between 10am to 6pm (Monday 21 December – Wednesday 23 December) and 10am to 4pm (Thursday 24 December).
Gift wrap stations will be set up at the rear of the Visitor Information Centre (Edward Street end of the Queen Street Mall) and the intersection of Queen and Albert Streets.
Brisbane Marketing Director of Major Events and CBD Retail Julie Turpie said the Queen Street Mall charity gift wrap with Youngcare will enable people to make a difference this Christmas.
“The wrapping service has a twofold benefit”, Ms Turpie said.
“Shoppers can get their Christmas parcels wrapped before they even leave the city and Youngcare will receive much needed funds.”
Currently 6,500 young people are living in aged care because they have no other option. Youngcare was founded to raise awareness of this issue and help deliver change so that young people with high care needs have choice about how they live their lives.
Youngcare provides counseling, grants for those being cared for at home and relevant and dignified accommodation with round-the-clock care.
“Every bit of support helps us further our aim of getting young people out of aged care,” Youngcare CEO Marina Vit said.
“Let Youngcare and Brisbane Marketing wrap your Christmas presents this year and know your small contribution will help us achieve our goal of providing young people with a brighter future.”
Visit www.youngcare.com.au to find out how you can support Youngcare this Christmas.
For Christmas gift ideas and to view the Queen Street Mall’s Christmas trading hours visit www.queenstreetmall.com.
Emma Penny - Brisbane Marketing Communications & Media Advisor
07 3006 6261 / 0422 962 482
Kate Seccombe – KDPR Consultant (for Youngcare)
07 3136 2555 / 0423 204 069