Lo­cal groups ben­e­fit from char­i­ta­ble fund

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

AL­MOST $70,000 was do­nated to var­i­ous lo­cal char­i­ties and com­mu­nity groups by the Macrossan and Amiet Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion last week.

Autism Queens­land re­ceived $30,000, the largest do­na­tion for 2013.

Other ma­jor do­na­tions in­cluded Proser­pine Homes for Aged Per­son So­ci­ety ($8872) and the Kid­ney Sup­port Net­work ($6000).

In ad­di­tion to th­ese there was a do­na­tion of $10,000 to the Proser­pine Pub­lic Kinder­garten, which was a cul­mi­na­tion of a five year pledge by the foun­da­tion to the Kinder­garten’s Build­ings Fund.

Trustee Jef­frey Rud­dell was proud to an­nounce that the dis­tri­bu­tion to­talled $69,584.75, and was pos­si­ble be­cause cap­i­tal in the fund now ex­ceeds $1mil­lion.

He said it was pleas­ing to be able to sup­port 15 dif­fer­ent cases, in­clud­ing $1000 to the Collinsville Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion, which was the first time they had been re­quested to pro­vide a do­na­tion in that area.

Since the in­cep­tion of the foun­da­tion a to­tal of $342,553.85 has been dis­trib­uted to var­i­ous wor­thy causes. “For a lot of small or­gan­i­sa­tions and char­i­ties in the re­gion it is of­ten dif­fi­cult to raise funds for projects or to con­tinue to fund their good work within our com­mu­nity and the foun­da­tion pro­vides a worth­while con­tri­bu­tion to fill­ing that gap,” Mr Rud­dell said.

HELP­ING OUT: An­drew Telford from Macrossan and Amiet presents Amy Carl­son from the Proser­pine Pub­lic Kinder­garten with a do­na­tion in Proser­pine last week.

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