Grand Hotel is committed to helping Townsville’s most vulnerable kids

27 February 2014





Grand Hotel Townsville launches its ‘spare a thought’ campaign to encourage guests to support Townsville’s abused and neglected kids.

Setting a target to raise $20,000 in 12 months, the hotel will be replacing welcome gifts with donation envelopes, asking guests to dig deep and donate their spare change to Act for Kids.

Grand Hotel Townsville’s General Manager, Troy Scott, said he has approximately 20,000 guests stay at the hotel every year and if every guest contributed just $1, together it combines to make a meaningful difference for abused and neglected kids.

“On my second day here at Grand Hotel Townsville, I was lucky enough to attend the Act for Kids birthday party. I was very touched by the tragic stories and the lasting effect that abuse can have on a child.

“When I came back to the hotel I spoke to everyone involved in the business – that’s when we decided that we needed to play our part, to make sure that all abused and neglected kids have access to long-term intensive therapy to help them overcome their trauma,” Troy said.

Act for Kids Executive Director of Marketing, Communications and Fundraising, Rob Williamson, said it’s inspiring to have supporters like the Grand Hotel Townsville who are committed to providing lasting change for abused and neglected kids.

“The funds raised from the ‘spare a thought’ campaign will ensure that we can continue providing a range of therapy and support services to hundreds of kids and families each year. It means we can direct funds where they’re needed most and make the biggest impact over time,” Rob said.