Helping Locals, Lifting Spirits
As part of Currumbin RSL’s community benefit program, we have devised a community initiative called Helping Locals, Lifting Spirits.
This will run between September – November 2012 and aims to assist local groups and charities in need of a donation. To join in the community spirit, we need YOUR help to choose the winners!
Currumbin RSL will be giving away a total of $15,000 over three months to selected groups who have registered their interest to become a beneficiary. If you manage a local group or charity and would like to nominate interest for your group to be selected as one of the three monthly beneficiaries, we encourage you to complete the following application form, APPLY HERE
Each month for three months, three organisations will be chosen by Currumbin RSL to be the featured charities for that month.
How does it work?
The chosen charities details will be displayed on a barrel at reception as a candidate for a share of $5,000. This is made up as follows:
1st place: $3,000
2nd place: $1,500
3rd place: $500
How YOU can help to choose the winner.
1. When you spend $10 or more at Currumbin RSL in any outlet, you will receive a voucher.
2. Place this voucher in 1 of 3 barrels to show support for your preferred group.
3. The total number of vouchers will be counted and awarded accordingly at the end of each of the three months.
Tell your family and friends to come in and support your favourite group to help them win a larger share in the prize.
November groups to share the donation:
Community By The Sea
Community by the Sea is a committee made up of local business leaders, local council, police, youth workers and local Church. The committee was formed by people passionate about giving back to the community by offering events for both young and not so young.
Members all donate their time and money to go towards creating events on the Southern Gold Coast. This donation would go towards running the event Christmas By The Sea and help to make it a successful family event for Gold Coast Locals. The event is planned for Monday December 17 at The Palm Beach Parkland.
Currumbin Eagles Junior Rugby League
Currumbin Eagles Junior Rugby League is a local sporting club aimed at developing and supporting local junior rugby league at a grass roots level. A family orientated club run by volunteers with a view to promoting harmony and social inclusion in the region. They look to develop peer leaders among youth through mentoring and positive role modelling through sport.
Receiving this donation will help go towards much needed sporting equipment, training and funding for volunteer and coach development, office equipment, a defibrillator, overhead projector and cleaning equipment.
Kirra Hill Heritage Hall
Kirra Hill Heritage Group is a community interest history group who research and display Coolangatta, Kirra and Coolangatta State School history. The collection is housed in the historical display room at Kirra Hill Community and Cultural Centre.
In 2013 the group will invite school students to the hall for them to experience schooling as it was in the ‘old days’. Lessons will begin with assembly and a flag salute, followed by routine old school day learning. A donation would assist to purchase and install a flagpole.
October groups to share the donation:
Currumbin Community Farm Campus
This campus is an environmental and outdoor education centre located in Curumbin Valley. The facility offers a range of residential, day, community and international learning programs with the aim to teach and create an equitable and sustainable future for all. The centre is based on cost recovery and has assistance from many volunteers. New equipment for the volunteers is sorely needed for gardening, maintenance and safety. Funding would assist to purchase this equipment, and enable them to continue growing this amazing learning centre.
Palm Beach Youth Music Venture
This group engages young people in the local area through a common interest and love of music. Youth from bands are then mentored by other amazing young musicians. Music in only secondary to the fact the program builds the youth’s self-esteem and confidence. Strong friendships are formed and they gain a desire to help others. The beautiful music the youth produce is an added bonus to their new life skills. This donation would go towards upgrading musical equipment, hall hire and administration costs.
Palm Beach Scout Group
PBSG teaches local members the essence of survival of ol’. This includes respect, encouragement and mateship. With a true love for their community group members are actively involved in local events such as ANZAC marches, dune care and the Kokoda challenge. The group is in desperate need to upgrade their camping equipment in order to continue their development, along with the Scout Hall requiring a new fridge, TV and DVD player. This is how the donation would be spent.
September groups to share the donation:
The Woodwork & Craft Club
Active in promoting and supporting local woodwork and craft skills to a variety of ages.
Seniors with a wealth of knowledge and skills in carpentry and woodworking volunteer their time to teach school students in this discipline. Within the club, there is also a group who make and donate ‘Toys 4 Kids’ to worthy charities. Unfortunately their workshop shed urgently needs insulation (due to extreme heat) to allow the seniors and youth to continue their amazing work. The donation will go towards installing insulation.
Currumbin Valley Community Carnival
The Currumbin Valley State School P&C Association have come together to host the Currumbin Valley Community Carnival on Sunday 28th October 2012. The carnival is a celebration of the school, local region & extended community. The carnival will showcase local music, performing and creative arts with a strong culture and sustainability focus. The committee will also work closely with Community Farm School who promote local produce. Money donated will go towards running this event.
Exit 92 Cluster of State School Speech Makers’ Festival
Six local primary schools and two local high schools come together yearly to participate in a State Schools Speech Makers’ Festival. The festival recognises and celebrates excellence achieved by state schools in the area of speech writing and presenting. Funding from this donation would go towards covering the costs of awards, programs and catering needs. Fundraising is also occurring for microphones and the purchase of a special ‘small’ podium for the younger participants.