Local model on fundraising mission for rescue chopper
PROSERPINE State High School student Kate Robb is on a mission to raise vital funds for the RACQ-CQ Rescue Service.
Kate, who attends classes at the Mackay-based Brooke Lee Modelling and Deportment School, has entered a model search competition with all proceeds going to the rescue service.
She has been spending most of her spare time over the last few months drumming up as much extra support as possible in the lead up to the event.
After hearing about the competition and the worthy recipient of the fundraiser, Member for Whitsunday Jason Costigan found time during his schedule to catch up with Kate at Dingo Beach to speak with her and show his support for the event.
“I know of a few people in the local area who have been faced with life or death situations and CQ Rescue is the service that will never let you down,” she said.
This is the 15-year-old’s first modelling competition and she is looking forward to entering in the evening wear category, with her stunning floor length gown.
Kate’s mother Vicky Robb said she is extremely proud of her fundraising efforts and hopes she can reach her goal of raising $2000 for the service.
“It’s a great cause and a fantastic event because it gives all the girls a great confidence boost,” she said.
Kate, along with a number of other local girls, will be participating in the CQ Rescue Model Search competition that will be held at the Magpies Sporting Club in Mackay on August 25.
If anyone would like to support CQ Rescue or make a donation to Kate’s cause, phone Vicky Robb on 0406 632 390.
FUNDRAISING EFFORTS: Member for Whitsunday Jason Costigan caught up with Whitsunday modelling student Kate Robb, who is on a mission to raise funds for CQ Rescue.