The Act for Kids Corporate Kids Charity Luncheon on 24 May was Townsvilles biggest party of the year, celebrating 25 years of service and support for Queenslands abused and neglected kids.
Jupiters Townsville was transformed into a big kid themed wonderland, filled with plenty of activities and fun party games, which proved very popular with the 140 guests. The event was hosted by radio announcers CK and Blake and internationally acclaimed author and longtime Act for Kids Ambassador, Andrew Griffiths, who shared his touching personal story.
Act for Kids Regional Development Manager, Christine OFlynn, said the event was a great success thanks to the assistance of the Certificate of Event Management students at the Barrier Reef TAFE.
There was a live charity auction with plenty of childrens based items up for grabs. The cubby house was auctioned off to our builders, Hutchinsons, who have generously donated the cubby house back to Act for Kids to incorporate into our landscaping design at the Act for Kids Child and Family Centre of Excellence.
Thanks to our supporters, we raised more than $10,000 for the new Act for Kids Child and Family Centre of Excellence currently being built at James Cook University. This flagship facility will help to turn more lives around and provide best practice support for children and families who have experienced child abuse and neglect, she said.
Thank you to everyone who got involved and supported us with the auction and game prizes.