Give this Christmas

Barry Russell from Innerwest Vinyl, Kate Smith from Yarraville Blooms and Brett Adamson from Willis & Anderson Cafe. (Damjan Janevski) 376507_01

As the holiday season ushers in the spirit of generosity, residents in Melbourne’s west have the opportunity to embrace the true gift of giving.

The Yarraville Traders Association has once again partnered with the Les Twentyman Foundation for the third annual ’Giving Tree’ initiative.

Now gracing the foyer of Grill’d at 18 Anderson Street, Yarraville, locals are invited to help spread the festive spirit by participating in the ‘Giving Tree initiative’.

The Les Twentyman Foundation supports hundreds of kids who face multiple stresses holding them back from living a life that every child deserves, including poverty, mental health, unemployment, racism, addiction, domestic violence and crime.

The foundation is dedicated to helping and supporting ’at-risk’ youth to create a brighter future for themselves and their families. The foundation’s programs work with young people of all ages, helping them to get back on their feet and reconnect with their families, education and the community.

Raised in the western suburbs of Melbourne, Les has dedicated his life to helping young Australians find a positive future, offering support predominantly to young people and families within the western suburbs of Melbourne.

As the ‘Giving Tree’ initiative enters its third year, residents are encouraged to make this holiday season memorable not just for their loved ones but for the entire community by sharing the gift of giving and dropping off something special at the Les Twentyman ’Giving Tree’ at Grill’d.