Funds for the kids

Central Queensland News - - NEWS - Louise Shan­non

EM­PLOY­EES at Glen­core’s Rolle­ston Open Cut mine are hop­ing to raise thou­sands of dol­lars when they hold their an­nual Camp Qual­ity auction on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 3.

Rolle­ston Open Cut su­per­in­ten­dent Des Mor­ris said so far the site had raised more than $150,000 over 10 years for Camp Qual­ity through an­nual fundrais­ing auction nights, with $20,000 raised at last year’s event.

He said prizes this year in­cluded fish­ing rods, gift vouch­ers, tool boxes and plenty of other goods from lo­cal sup­pli­ers, with be­tween 50 and 100 peo­ple ex­pected to at­tend.

The night starts at 7pm and is open to em­ploy­ees of the mine so they can fundraise for Camp Qual­ity and its work with chil­dren af­fected by can­cer and their fam­i­lies.

Mr Mor­ris said the night was about “putting a smile on the lit­tle tack­ers’ di­als”.

He said em­ploy­ees had “big hearts and big pock­ets when it comes to this”.

This year, the mine south-east of Emer­ald is also ded­i­cat­ing one of its Cater­pil­lar haul trucks.

The tray of the mine’s lat­est ad­di­tion to the fleet, a DT Hi-Load body be­ing tri­alled on a Cat 789 truck, has been brightly painted to in­crease sup­port and aware­ness of Camp Qual­ity.

“We thought paint­ing the truck would pro­vide a daily re­minder to our work­force of the great work Camp Qual­ity does for chil­dren im­pacted by can­cer and their fam­i­lies,” he said.

“Our mine man­age­ment have also agreed to donate $1 to Camp Qual­ity from ev­ery load car­ried by the truck over the next 12 months, which will add $15,000 to this year’s fundrais­ing.

Camp Qual­ity CEO, Kylea Tink, said com­mu­nity sup­port was es­sen­tial to con­tin­u­ing the work of the or­gan­i­sa­tion.

“Through our fundrais­ing, we aim to be there for chil­dren and their fam­i­lies from the first ex­pe­ri­ence of can­cer through ev­ery stage which means that in any given year we can be try­ing to reach and sup­port some­where around 80,000 chil­dren.”

Peo­ple want­ing to donate on­line can do so at: fundraise.cam­pqual­ity.org. au/fundrais­ers/jeremy dun­can/camp-qual­ityauc­tion-----rolle­ston-coal-3de­cem­ber-2018.

PHOTO: KRIS­TEN BOOTH

AUCTION: Glen­core’s Camp Qual­ity Auction is tak­ing place to raise more funds for the chil­dren’s can­cer char­ity.

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