Carlie Ryan from OTIS and Cindy Clarkson from High Street Xray. Photo: ANDREW PERRYMAN

HIGH Street Xray has been placed on Santa’s nice list for the fifth year in a row, donating $5000 to launch The OTIS Foundation’s annual Christmas Appeal.

The appeal supports the work of the foundation in providing retreat accommodation, at no cost, to families dealing with breast cancer, with this first donation to provide close to 70 nights of accommodation.

Cindy Clarkson from High Street Xray said the business had a strong partnership with the local organisation.

“We know that the care is going to families in need here in Bendigo,” she said.

Residents are encouraged to donate to the appeal in lieu of purchasing material  gifts for loved ones, with personalised donation certificates available to place under Christmas trees.

OTIS’ Carlie Ryan said they know people are looking for something to give the hard-to-buy-for this festive season.

“Giving to the less fortunate … shows what the true meaning of Christmas is.”

Donations can be made online at www.otisfoundation.org.au