Member for Redlands Matt McEachan is encouraging residents to dig deep and help put a smile on the faces of those less fortunate this Christmas.

Mr McEachan has teamed up with five charities as part of his Redlands Guide to Giving.

“Christmas is just around the corner, and while it is a time of joy and indulgence for many, for others it is a reminder of how hard times are.

I want everyone in Redlands to dig deep and help make this year’s Christmas merry for everyone. It’s as simple as purchase, wrap and deliver,” Mr McEachan said.

The five charities involved are the Bayside Salvation Army, GIVIT, Foodbank, Kids in Care Christmas Appeal and the Redlands Animal Shelter.

Mr McEachan encouraged everyone to keep an eye out in their letter box for further details about the Redlands Guide to Giving.

Those wanting to donate either food, gifts or toy items can do so by dropping them off to Matt’s electorate office at Victoria Point Shop H20, Upstairs in the cinema building, Lakeside.