Beach BBQ brekkie for Fa­ther’s Day

Fa­ther’s Day bar­be­cue kicks off Child Pro­tec­tion Week

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL -

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.

PHOTO: SUGARDUST PHOTOGRAPHY

THANKS DAD: A free Fa­ther’s Day bar­be­cue will kick off Child Pro­tec­tion Week events.

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