BOOST FOR SPE­CIAL GROUPS

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - FRONT PAGE -

MORE than 15 com­mu­nity groups on the Coast have been named the in­au­gu­ral re­cip­i­ents of Stock­land’s Aura Com­mu­nity Grants pro­gram.

Stock­land re­gional man­ager Ben Simp­son said the grants pro­gram aimed to sup­port the many lo­cal groups and as­so­ci­a­tions which formed the back­bone of the Sun­shine Coast com­mu­nity.

“This year we have al­lo­cated $285,351 in fund­ing and we are de­lighted to be able to as­sist these very de­serv­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions who play such an im­por­tant role in our lo­cal com­mu­nity,” he said.

“This is the first time in more than three years that a camp will be held in Cur­rimundi and we are ex­tremely proud that the Aura Com­mu­nity Grants Pro­gram has been in­stru­men­tal in help­ing to give kids im­pacted by can­cer such a re­ward­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Re­cip­i­ents of the fund­ing are: Twin­nies Pel­i­can and Seabird Res­cue, Metropoli­tan Caloun­dra Surf Life Sav­ing Club, Scouts Aus­tralia, Beer­wah & District Kinder­garten, Glasshouse Coun­try Com­mu­nity Group, Camp Qual­ity, Dicky Beach Surf Life Sav­ing Club and var­i­ous other groups.

PHOTO: ZOE PATER­SON

BLESSED: Com­mu­nity groups af­ter re­ceiv­ing their awards.

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