As the school holidays kick into gear, some under privileged Gold Coast kids will be receiving some Christmas presents early thanks to the generosity from the team at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC).
The GCCEC is donating eight bikes assembled by team members in addition to toys and gifts as part of the GCCECs Christmas drive to the deserving children currently being supported by Australian charity Act for Kids.
Act for Kids works tirelessly on the Gold Coast to treat and prevent child abuse and neglect, and Gold Coast Program Manager Miranda Bain says these bikes will the highlight of many childrens holiday season.
Getting a brand new bike should be a rite of passage for children, but many of the families we work with would never be able to afford such a luxury for their kids, Miranda said.
These bikes really are such a thoughtful gift and we are incredibly grateful to the GCCEC. These will allow our kids to get outside, explore, get some exercise and hopefully get mums and dads out and about to.
At such a magical time of the year, its important that we not only think of our loved ones and friends but also those that need our help, says GCCEC General Manager, Adrienne Readings.
Christmas is all about the gift of giving and children are at the heart of this celebration. Our joy is knowing that the most vulnerable children in our community will experience happiness these holidays, Adrienne said.
We are thrilled to partner with Act for Kids. Their work is instrumental in protecting the innocence of childhood. We hope our small gesture brings smiles to many little faces.