Get your gold out for fundraise effort
AFTER taking home a silver medal in the Coral Coast Triathlon last year, local woman Nicole Innes will this year be going for the gold as she raises funds for a local organisation.
Nicky is one of 30 support workers at the Douglas Shire Community Services Association in Mossman and last year raised $1000 for the community centre.
DSCSA is a non-profit organisation that helps the community by offering lifestyle and respite services to people from Cooktown to Oak Beach, helping families to support people with disabilities to be an integral and active part of the community.
Nicky will be once again visiting local businesses to ask for a donation or sponsorship to compete in the Olympic distance in the Coral Coast Triathlon in Port Douglas on June 6.
The Olympic distance Triathlon is a 1.5km swim, a 40km cycle and a 10km run and Nicky has been training hard, often being spotted in the pool or running or riding up the range.
Nicky said she raised $1000 last year and hopes to at least match it this year.
‘‘I do this fundraising for the DSCSA as I work for this small community group and see what a difference having this service makes to peoples lives,’’ she said.
‘‘I also get lots of positive feedback from the clients praising the work of the centre and the workers.
‘‘We have a person centred approach, giving clients what they want and need.
‘‘As far as I’m concerned I have the best job in the world helping people in my community and I always try to give as much as I can.
‘‘I started in Mossman a few days ago and will be in Port Douglas soon if any businesses can support me by giving a small taxdeductable donation.’’
All money raised goes directly to the centre and helping the community.