Habi­tat siz­zle helps out Jeans for Genes Day

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - REAL ESTATE -

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.

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