News 2014 Lights of Christmas Presented By PAYCE To Benefit Iconic Local Charities
11 December 2014: This year’s spectacular ‘Lights of Christmas presented by PAYCE’ event at St Mary’s Cathedral will benefit two of Sydney’s iconic community charities – the Matthew Talbot Hostel in Woolloomooloo and the Brown Nurses Ministry, based in Glebe.
At last night’s special charity event attended by a gathering of charity and community representatives, the two charities selected to benefit from this year’s event were announced by PAYCE’s General Manager, Dominic Sullivan.
All proceeds from the sale of specially chosen Christmas cards displaying stunning images from the light show will go directly to the nominated charities.
PAYCE Chairman, Brian Boyd, also announced that PAYCE will provide the Matthew Talbot Hostel with 300 care packs containing toiletries and other personal care items to distribute.
“PAYCE will also match the proceeds from the Christmas card sales for the Brown Nurses, taking PAYCE’s charitable contribution to the two charities to over $20,000,” he said.
Mr Boyd said the Matthew Talbot Hostel was a local institution providing specialised support to homeless and at risk people in the community, particularly at times of crisis.
“The hostel has 100 beds available each night for homeless men, as well as providing nutritional meals and day services for those in need,” he said.
“Each year, over a quarter of a million meals are provided, while its beds are used around 37,000 times.
“The Brown Nurses have been providing in-home support to socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and families with complex care needs for the past 101 years.
For PAYCE, it’s important at this time of year that we give back to charities that directly help the underprivileged, sick and poor in our City” Brian Boyd said.