Standing tall at charity fundraiser
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.