Youth programs benefit from gift wrapping stall
THE Whitsunday PCYC’s new youth activity programs and the Airlie Beach Trash Bags roller derby team will be the main beneficiaries of a $5564 donation from a gift wrapping stall held at Centro Whitsunday.
Centro Whitsunday donated the space and materials for the stall, which was run by Whitsunday PCYC volunteers and members of the Airlie Beach Trash Bags team from December 7-24.
Centro Whitsunday centre manager George Wade presented the cheque this week to Gloria Demartini who is a patron and life member of the Whitsunday PCYC on Tuesday.
Ms Demartini said the funds would be used to mark the indoor roller derby track and help support new youthbased activities.
Mr Wade was delighted with the amount of funds raised in the lead up to Christmas.
“The community support in the Whitsunday region for local charities and youth groups is just phenomenal,” he said. “Centro Whitsunday donates all materials for the stall so that 100 per cent of the funds raised are returned to the community.”
This is the seventh year the gift wrapping stall has been held at Centro Whitsunday.
Ms Demartini thanked all volunteers who donated their time at the gift wrapping stall and Centro Whitsunday for their ongoing support of the Whitsunday PCYC.
COMMUNITY EFFORT: Centro Whitsunday centre manager George Wade presented Whitsunday PCYC patron and life member Gloria Demartini with a cheque for $5564 to help fund new youth programs on Tuesday.
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