Cen­tral dips into pock­ets to help char­i­ties with trivia

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

THE Cen­tral Ho­tel in Port Dou­glas is pro­vid­ing a gen­er­ous help­ing hand to lo­cal not-for-profit char­ity or­gan­i­sa­tions.

The pub has a monthly bud­get of $500 to do­nate to a good cause and has cho­sen one Wed­nes­day K-Star trivia night per month to give the money away, invit­ing lo­cal char­ity groups to take part and re­ceive the ben­e­fits of a char­ity trivia night.

Groups charge $10 en­try to their sup­port­ers and hold raf­fles with the Cen­tral Ho­tel pro­vid­ing nib­bles and of course the $500 cash do­na­tion.

The first or­gan­i­sa­tion to ben­e­fit from the ini­tia­tive was Paws and Claws, which raised a to­tal of nearly $1500 to put to­wards their pro­posed de­vel­op­ment of a new fa­cil­ity to house home­less an­i­mals and pro­vide board­ing ken­nels to the re­gion.

The next char­ity or­gan­i­sa­tion set to take part in hold­ing a char­ity trivia night is W.A.S.H (Women and Chil­dren’s Street Home in Nepal which was started and sup­ported by lo­cal Moss­man res­i­dents) and will be held on Wed­nes­day, May 15.

From May to Novem­ber the trivia nights have been taken up with Tan­garoa Blue on June 12, Port Dou­glas Coast Guard on July 24, KIND (Kids In Need of Do­na­tion) on Au­gust 21, LIPS (Low Isles Preser­va­tion So­ci­ety) on Septem­ber 18, DSSG (Dou­glas Shire Sus­tain­abil­ity Group) on Oc­to­ber 16 and the Com­mit­tee in Mo­tion dance group on Novem­ber 13.

If you are part of a not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion that could ben­e­fit from a char­ity trivia night and are in­ter­ested in the De­cem­ber spot, con­tact the Cen­tral Ho­tel on 4099 5271.

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