ABC Giving Tree Appeal kicks off

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TO celebrate the launch of the 2019 ABC Giving Tree Appeal, the ABC is inviting the public to join them at a special launch event in partnership with Open House Hobart on Saturday 9 November.

The ABC’s Giving Tree Appeal is the biggest Christmas charity in the state.

For more than 30 years, it has supported local charities to give disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the Tasmanian community the chance to share the joy of Christmas and the holiday season.

Since its establishment in 1988, the ABC Giving Tree Appeal has become a tradition among families and communities alike, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for families in need.

This year, ABC Hobart will again support Tasmanian charities by donating the gifts and proceeds raised from the appeal directly to these community organisations.

All the donated gifts and proceeds raised are distributed within the state to ensure that the generosity of the Tasmanian people directly benefits other Tasmanians.

The celebrations for this year include a live broadcast with ABC Radio Hobart Drive presenter Lucy Breaden and ABC NEWS anchor Guy Stayner.

They will be joined by special guests from 10am as the 2019 Giving Tree Appeal is officially launched by the Tasmanian Australian of the Year, Dr Jess Melbourne-Thomas.

The ABC will then open its doors to the public with special radio and television studio tours as part of the Open House Hobart program.

Meet your favourite presenters and see how radio programs come to life, plus see the behind-the-scenes of ABC NEWS and try your hand at reading the weather.

Tours start from 10.45am and will run every 15 minutes until 2.30pm.

Registrations aren’t necessary, but tours can be very popular and fill up quickly.

There will be plenty happening while you wait for your tour and you can even get your photo with your favourite TV show at ABC’s greenscreen photobooth.

More details about the ABC Giving Tree Appeal, launch event and studio tours can be found at

Caption: Speaker for the House of Assembly Sue Hickey with Glenorchy Mayor Kristie Johnson and her son Harry at a past ABC Giving Tree Appeal.

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