Youth pro­grams ben­e­fit from gift wrap­ping stall

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

BUN­DLE OF JOY: Can­non­vale res­i­dents Tracy Wil­liams and Zachary Stevens wel­comed new baby girl Gra­cie Stevens into the world at 7.06pm on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 29. Gra­cie weighed ex­actly 3kg at birth. She was wel­comed home on Thurs­day by sib­lings Shaylee (12), Kaelob (6), Trin­ity (5), Bai­ley (3) and Cobey (19 months).

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