Po­lice run to dam to raise funds

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

RACQ-CQ Res­cue He­li­copter and the fam­ily of a lo­cal boy Tom Maloney, who is cur­rently in Bris­bane re­ceiv­ing treat­ment for Lym­phoma, will be the ben­e­fi­cia­ries of this year’s an­nual Proser­pine Po­lice Dam Run.

The 23km fundrais­ing event from Proser­pine to the Peter Faust Dam will be held this Satur­day.

The run will start from the Proser­pine Ju­nior Sports Com­plex car park on Crys­tal­brook Road at 7am.

Con­sta­ble Steve Rin­glestein said the fundrais­ing run aimed to raise funds for those who needed it most.

“Tom Maloney is a stu­dent at Proser­pine State School and when we heard about his sit­u­a­tion we wanted to help raise funds to aid his re­cov­ery in any­way pos­si­ble,” he said.

A crowd of 40 peo­ple at­tended last year’s event which raised more than $2000 for RACQ-CQ Res­cue and the Pol- ice Legacy char­ity. Mr Rin­glestein said ev­ery­one who reg­is­tered for the event would go in the draw to win some great prizes do­nated by lo­cal busi­nesses.

“We are ask­ing for a $10 do­na­tion for peo­ple to take part in the run or walk and we will be sup­ply­ing free wa­ter bot­tles dur­ing the event and a sausage siz­zle at the dam af­ter­wards,” he said.

A bus ser­vice will also be avail­able to trans­port com­mu­nity mem­bers from the dam to Proser­pine.

Mr Rin­glestein said reg­is­tra­tions were open and he hoped to have more peo­ple tak­ing part on the day.

Peo­ple can also make per­sonal do­na­tions at the sta­tion.

Regis­tra­tion for the event can be done in ad­vance at the Proser­pine Po­lice Sta­tion be­tween 8am and 4pm Mon­day to Fri­day or by email to Rin­glestein.StevenM@po­lice.qld.gov.au.

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