WARDY’S Christmas Tree is a proud Newhaven College giving tradition that has been running for 21 years.

It began when teacher John Ward, now retired, called upon Newhaven College families to think of others at Christmas by donating a gift to families in need.

The college is overwhelmed every year by the generosity of families and community members who place a gift under the tree.

This year has been extremely tough for the community and the college hopes to bring joy to others this Christmas. All gifts will be delivered to the Wonthaggi Salvation Army and will benefit local families.

If you would like to donate, drop into Newhaven College with new, unwrapped items for children, teenagers and adults of all ages to place under the tree.

The college and John Ward would like to thank San Remo IGA and Cowes Aldi for supporting this year’s appeal.