Trivia night to help buy block
ORGANISERS of fund raising to buy a block of land at Cape Kimberley for Rainforest Rescue are full of praise at the community’s response.
Aiming for $10,000, Douglas Shire Sustainability Group (DSSG) and Rainforest Rescue are delighted with the generous support of the sponsors and are now looking at raising more than that.
The fund raising campaign has been dedicated to the memory of Daingtree resident and conservationist Chris Bennett, who passed away late last year after a short battle with cancer.
As part of the funds drive, a K-Star Charity Trivia Night will be held at the Central Hotel, Port Douglas, on June 15, with well over $13,500 in prizes.
A $5 raffle with prizes totalling more than $10,000 will have tickets pre-sold and on the night a $2 raffle (tickets only sold on night) will also be drawn with prizes totalling more than $2000. .
“The original aim of the fundraiser was to raise $10,000 to contribute to the purchase of Lot 38 Cape Tribulation Road as part of Rainforest Rescue’s goal to buy back and protect high conservation value properties in the Daintree lowland rainforest,” said organiser Roisin Allen said.”
Once purchased and protected, Lot 38 Cape Tribulation Road which will complete a wildlife corridor between Swamp Forest Nature Reserve and Daintree National Park and will become a fitting memorial to Chris Bennett.
“We have been inundated with offers of prizes, so much so that we are now aiming at raising more than $10,000,” Ms Allen said.
“The generosity of the local business community has been quite overwhelming..”
Despite current planning restrictions in the Daintree there are still 180 freehold properties within the National Park area of high conservation value that could, if not secured for conservation, be cleared of vegetation and built on.
“If anyone wants to support this fundraiser they can do so by purchasing raffle tickets, getting a team together for the Kstar Trivia Night and/or making a tax deductible donation directly to rainforest Rescue at http://www.rainforestrescue.org.au/my-fundraising/40/chris-bennettmemorial-fundraiser
For further information please contact Roisin Allen, 0438 074 474.