Stand­ing tall at char­ity fundraiser

Townsville Bulletin - - Cyclone Yasi: the aftermath - Ryan Mathe­son

edi­tor Peter Glee­son and Jupiters TOWNSVILLE’S cor­po­rate com­mu­nity is stand­ing tall in the af­ter­math of one the most se­vere nat­u­ral dis­as­ters in the state’s his­tory.

J u p i t e r s T o wns v i l l e Ho­tel and Casino and the Townsville Bul­letin have l aunched t he Cy­clone Yasi Char­ity Din­ner and Auc­tion to raise funds for North Queens­lan­ders left bat­tered and bruised by the mon­ster storm.

Lo­cal sports fans are set to face off for North Q u e e n s l a n d C o wb o y s and Townsville Croc­o­diles mem­o­ra­bilia as well as a unique Townsville 400 grid walk and chop­per ride pack­age.

Bid­ders can also vie for a trip for two to the Gold Coast.

Jupiters man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Sean Knights said t he gen­eros­ity of t he Townsville com­mu­nity was con­tin­u­ing to shine through.

‘‘ This is an op­por­tu­nity to ask the com­mu­nity to put their hand on their hearts and dig deep once again,’’ he said.

‘‘ Dur­ing the cy­clone we s a w t h e c o m m u n i t y stand to­gether and that is what this event is all about.

‘‘ We have been ask­ing the cor­po­rate and busi­ness com­mu­nity to see what we can get to­gether and do and we couldn’t have asked for a bet­ter back­ing.’’

Jupiters re­cently re­fur­bished one of its lev­els and do­nated the con­tents of each room to char­ity.

Mr Knights said the com­mu­nity con­tin­ued to stand tall dur­ing tough times.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.