Get your gold out for fundraise ef­fort

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS - Jessie Tol­son

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.

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