Families reconnect through family fun run

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27-Sep-2012

Crewmen far from home will now be able to catch up with family more easily when they visit Gladstone’s Mission to Seafarers centre, thanks to funding received from this year’s Botanic to Bridge.

The Mission to Seafarers and Special Olympics Gladstone Region were joint beneficiaries from the event.

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) handed over a cheque for $10,134.50 that will be used to update the centre’s computer facilities.

Chaplain Honorio Hincapie was very grateful for the assistance.

“When seafarers arrive at the centre the first thing they do is log onto a computer and connect with their families via email, Facebook and Skype. It may have been months since they last spoke,” Fr Hincapie said.

“Our current computer systems are outdated, so we will use the money raised from the Botanic to Bridge to upgrade these facilities.”

GPC CEO Leo Zussino said he was proud this family event could benefit families all around the world.

“Through the participation of families in the Botanic to Bridge we have helped reconnect families all around the world, some who have spent months apart,” Mr Zussino said.

“The fun run is a diverse event and since its inaugural year in 2010, we have become incredibly proud of it here at GPC and so has the Gladstone community.”

 

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