Habitat sizzle helps out Jeans for Genes Day
On Friday, August 5, Wildlife Habitat hosted its first ever sausage sizzle fundraiser including Jeans for Genes merchandise which was on sale at the Curlew Café throughout the day.
Including the amount I have raised on line through my facebook page, the amount raised on Friday totals $313 with all proceeds raised going directly to the Australian Medical Research Institute.
Most babies are born healthy, but sadly 1 in 20 children is born with a birth defect or genetic disease. On average that’s one in every classroom.
Children’s Medical Research Institute is dedicated to finding ways to treat or prevent childhood cancer, epilepsy, birth defects and genetic diseases.
Many major advances in children’s health have resulted from medical research including the eradication of previously fatal illness like polio, smallpox and diphtheria so, together, we really can make a difference and give kids around the world the opportunity for a healthy start to life.
I have been involved in a diverse range of fundraising activities since 2010 ranging from Heart Foundation door knock appeals, Movember, RSPCA cupcake days and recently my first ever Jeans for Ggenes Day.
I love doing my part in the community and helping others less fortunate than myself and the community support has been overwhelming
I would like to thank the support of my work colleagues who turned up in denim to support my cause and a huge thanks to CaPTa, Steve Applebee, Clare Anderson, Max Williams, Narelle Spencer and the rest of the team at Wildlife Habitat who donated – without them the day would not have been the success it turned out to be.
As a result of this fundraiser we are on eighth position on the Queensland business fundraising leader board.