A signature Canberra autumn day laced with sunshine and a perfect temperature was matched brilliantly by the generosity of a group of local building and construction industry sub-contractors during a fund-raising BBQ on Bloc’s high profile DKSN building site in Dickson on Friday, April 12.
More than 25,000 people turned out to be part of history in Canberra as Light Rail debuted on Northbourne Avenue on a beautiful April Easter Saturday morning. Coinciding with the launch of Light Rail was a well-planned gold coin fund-raising activity that will go to help the work of local charities.
The proceeds of local tourist attraction Cockington Green Gardens’ annual Canberra Day gold coin donation charity fundraiser have been handed over to Raw Potential Canberra chairman, Paul Kane by Cockington Green Gardens’ director and operations manager, Mark Sarah.
Affectionately known as ‘the Poo’, and perhaps better remembered as the Scud for his missile-like service, Mark Philippoussis occasionally launched into serving overdrive as he competed light-heartedly in the annual P² Champions for Charity tennis tournament at the National Tennis Centre at Lyneham on March 14.
On a golden Canberra Day morning, the queues waiting to get into Cockington Green Gardens was a portent of things to come for Raw Potential Canberra (formerly Youth Care Canberra) and Canberra City Care, the two charities benefiting from the attraction’s 2019 annual gold coin donation entry.
Thommo was still bowling a few bouncers, radio’s voice of cricket, the legendary Jim Maxwell was his usual insightful self, and most commentators’ favourite Sri Lankan cricketer, Russel Arnold had no shortage of views on today’s cricket controversies.
Youthcare Canberra is very appreciative of the support of the Department of Education 2019 Graduates throughout the year. They managed to raise a whopping $21,500. This will make a huge difference to the lives of disadvantaged youth in Canberra.
The generosity of the Canberra community continues to amaze us. We could not provide local at-risk youths with our 24-hour outreach support services if it wasn’t for the compassion of businesses and individuals.