- Thursday 25 September 2014
I’ve attended lots of fundraisers and they all help important community causes.
Behind each event is a committee of hard-working people with hearts of gold. Businesses and residents donate goods and services. Locals buy raffle tickets, attend the events and have a great time.
And while the benefactors get that new equipment or the chance to do something they otherwise couldn’t, people working together for a good cause helps them go above and beyond.
That’s how it was on September 5 when the Greg Singh Bursary Association(GSBA), in conjunction with the Golden Beach State School P&C, held the annual GSBA fundraising trivia night.
I worked alongside Greg from 2004-2008 when he was a fellow councillor at the then Caloundra City Council.
Greg overcame a lifelong disability to realise his personal potential and take a community leadership role. Sadly, Greg passed away, aged 49, after a short battle with skin cancer.
Thanks to the Golden Beach Progress Association and the GSBA, Greg’s legacy lives on.
The GSBA raises funds for past or present Golden Beach State School students who are disadvantaged due to a disability, or a parent with a disability, providing equal access to educational opportunities so, like Greg, they can realise their personal potential.
The Trivia Night was MCd by Ashley Robinson who has enjoyed the annual gig since it started three years ago.
Once again the community rallied to make this event a success. I’m sure Greg’s wife Rae and the family appreciated everyone’s efforts as will the bursary recipients.
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This column first appeared in Kawana Weekly on September 25, 2014.