Beach BBQ brekkie for Father’s Day
Father’s Day barbecue kicks off Child Protection Week
THEY say anyone can be a father but it takes a special person to be a dad and, as Father’s Day approaches on September 2, now is the opportunity to appreciate dads in the community.
Whitsunday Counselling Services is hosting a Father’s Day breakfast to kick off Queensland’s Child Protection Week which runs from September 2-8.
The event will be held on the scenic shores of Cannonvale Beach from 9-11am on Father’s Day and aims to unite families and create awareness of child protection.
Business development manager Sherry Smith said the key message of the breakfast was reinforcing the theme of the week: child protection is everyone’s business.
“The responsibility lies with adults to keep children safe from harm, and feeling nurtured and protected,” Ms Smith said.
“The barbecue is all about parents and loved ones spending time with their young children, turning off their devices and enjoying quality time together.”
“By having a strong connection in the family unit, we’re ensuring that there is awareness there for child protection.”
Family giveaways will be up for grabs and children are encouraged to pick up a picture for the colouring competition.
Winners will be announced at the Child Protection Week Colour Run
on September 8.
Contact Whitsunday Counselling Services on 4946 2999 or email reception at reception@whitsundaycs .com.au.
THANKS DAD: A free Father’s Day barbecue will kick off Child Protection Week events.