Lo­cal store’s se­cur­ing com­mu­nity funds

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

TEL­STRA Whit­sun­day hopes to be do­nat­ing $2500 to Can­non­vale State School as part of their Com­mu­nity En­gage­ment Pro­gram – and they need your help.

The store has al­ready do­nated $500 and a fur­ther $1000 has cur­rently been raised through in store dona­tions.

The cur­rent pro­gram means any fam­ily mem­ber or sup­porter of CSS who con­nects to an el­i­gi­ble Tel­stra nbn Bun­dle over 24 months with Tel­stra Whit­sun­day, and men­tions their as­so­ci­a­tion with the school, gets $25 for the school, which Tel­stra Whit­sun­day do­nates. Op­er­a­tions man­ager Ryan Lang­ford said their tar­get was for at least $2000 to be raised in-store.

“The pro­gram is some­thing we’re do­ing our­selves – as a lo­cal busi­ness it’s some­thing we’ve now started,” he said.

“We’re go­ing to be tar­get­ing schools, sport­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions, kids and other or­gan­i­sa­tions. We’ve done it our­selves to try and get more in­volved and try and help out those that need funds.”

The money will fund a new LED sign for the school after their pre­vi­ous one suf­fered storm dam­age. Mr Lang­ford said they would be do­nat­ing the full $2500 whether they hit their tar­get or not.

The ini­tia­tive will run in store un­til July 29.

GIV­ING BACK: Tel­stra Whit­sun­day op­er­a­tions man­ager Ryan Lang­ford with licensee Sue Strid­iron (back right), Can­non­vale State School deputy prin­ci­pal Kylie An­der­son and stu­dents.

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