Time to thank heroes
IT WAS during a time of disaster when the heroes of the Whitsunday community shone bright.
And this Friday, they will get the recognition they didn’t ask for with a day of special thank-you events.
Airlie Beach Rotary Club, Volunteer Whitsundays and the Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre will host an RSVP barbecue at the Give Centre site at Reef Plaza from 3–5pm.
Following on from this will be a social gathering at Beaches Backpackers from 5pm, where volunteers will get 20% discounts.
The day’s events will conclude at Mama Africa nightclub from 9.30pm, with all proceeds to be donated to Volunteer Whitsundays.
Airlie Beach marketing professional Jo Sweeny said there was a long list of community heroes.
“There are so many people in the community that contributed, and the biggest thing I learnt is it’s not just people who helped directly but people who shared our news also played a role,” she said.
Ms Sweeny said anyone who had played a role in regenerating the community spirit was most welcome to attend.