B2B FunD Run to help bridge the gap between members of our community
Home B2B FunD Run to help bridge the gap between members of our community
Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC), together with its event partners, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Gladstone Community Hub as the major beneficiary of the 2014 Botanic to Bridge FunD Run.
The Community Hub will benefit from up to $20,000, raised through Botanic to Bridge participant registration fees.
The Hub, located at 5 Buller Street, provides a purpose-built facility for members of the community to come together and participate in learning and creative activities aimed at building confidence and developing invaluable life skills.
Community members can take part in a broad range of programs and classes at the Hub, including computer skills classes, craft and drama workshops, gardening, as well as health and wellbeing classes such as yoga, dancing and holistic health workshops.
The Hub also provides opportunities for members of the community to volunteer their time to teach cooking and other vital life skills to people who have a disability.
President of the Gladstone Community Linking Agency, Judy Young said that through the Hub, the agency hopes to enrich the community by providing opportunities for members of the community and people who have a disability to build meaningful relationships, and to help to reduce some of the stigma and stereotypes surrounding disability within our community.
“Our mission is to ensure that everyone in our community is valued, everyone is embraced, everyone has a sense of belonging, and everyone sees that difference is a natural part of life,” Ms Young said.
Funds raised from Botanic to Bridge will be directed to ensuring that the Hub can continue to provide activities and workshops now and into the future at no or minimal cost, to ensure that no member of our community is excluded from participating due to their financial circumstances.
Gladstone Ports Corporation received an overwhelming response from local groups and would like to thank all Botanic to Bridge beneficiary applicants and wish them the best for their commendable projects and initiatives.
All Botanic to Bridge participant registration fees will be directed back to either the Gladstone Community Hub or to local schools; so whether you run, jog, walk or wheel your way to the finish line, you can be assured that your participation will be helping our community.
The fifth annual Botanic to Bridge will be held on Sunday, 17th August 2014.
For more information or to register, visit www.botanictobridge.com.au
Above: The team from GPC celebrated with the Gladstone Community Hub following their appointment as this year’s Botanic to Bridge beneficiary.