CENTRAL Highlanders are being encouraged to send a little Christmas cheer to servicemen and women deployed overseas.
The Australian Defence Force has established special mailing addresses for the Middle East, East Timor and the Solomon Islands, and Australia Post will send parcels weighing up to two kilograms to any of the three addresses for free.
Emerald's Returned and Services League's Margaret Mallyon urged residents to support the troops over Christmas.
"These guys are so far from home, they haven't got their families to wake up to in the morning and this just shares some of Christmas spirit," Mrs Mallyon said.
The ADF postal addresses will be active until December 9, all boxes sent before then will be distributed to those serving overseas.
Head to your local Australia Post outlet to get involved.
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