THE Cairns Regional Council Mayor’s Christmas Appeal has received a $20,000 boost courtesy of a donation from Connected Communities FNQ.
Supported by Bendigo Bank, Connected Communities FNQ has awarded more than $1.4 million to over 200 not-for-profit organisations in the Cairns, Gordonvale, Kuranda, Mossman and Port Douglas regions.
Acting Cairns Mayor Terry James said the donation would be used to purchase food hampers for families and members of the community who need a helping hand during the festive period.
“The Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal is all about spreading the festive spirit, especially for those people in the community who might be doing it tough,” Cr James said.
“Connected Communities FNQ pledged their $20,000 donation as part of the recent 5 Star Chefs for Charity event.
“I want to thank the organisation for their support – it is another demonstration of the caring and generous nature of our business community.”
Connected Communities FNQ board member Pat Bailey said the donation would not have been possible without the generosity of Bendigo Bank.
“Bendigo Bank provides the funds which are then distributed to organisations and initiatives that make a positive contribution to the community,” Ms Bailey said.
“We know that lots are people out there are doing it tough with inflation and cost of living pressures.
“A donation to the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal is one way that we can make a difference.
“I am confident that the hampers will be distributed to the right people and add a little bit of festive cheer to their lives during the Christmas period.”
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