GPC announces 2015 Botanic to Bridge beneficiary

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08-Jul-2015

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC), together with sponsors and event partners, is proud to announce that community care provider, the Pyjama Foundation, has been appointed as the major beneficiary for this year’s Botanic to Bridge FunD Run.

The Pyjama Foundation empowers children in foster care with learning, life skills and confidence to change the direction of their life, and will now benefit from up to $20,000 from the community event in August. 

Funds received by the foundation will be used to train an additional forty Pyjama Angels in the Gladstone region, providing more children with a chance to find their wings and reach their learning potential.

Pyjama Angels spend one and a half hours per week with foster children from across the region reading books aloud, playing educational games and working on numeracy skills.

The Pyjama Foundation’s Hayley Taylor said the organisation was overwhelmed by the news that they would benefit from this year’s Botanic to Bridge.

“The work that the Pyjama Angels do with the Love of Learning program has so many benefits, with Angels consistently noticing improvements in children’s concentration levels, attitude and reading skills,” Ms Taylor said.

“The support from the Botanic to Bridge event will have such a significant impact on our service, and will allow us to continue to achieve these fantastic results and expand our service within the region.”

GPC would like to thank all beneficiary applicants and wishes all groups the best for their commendable projects and initiatives. 

The 2015 Botanic to Bridge will be held on Sunday 16th August and registrations are now open.

All registrations are donated back to the community via local schools and the major community beneficiary, the Pyjama Foundation.

Above: RT Heath CEO Matthew Moore, the Pyjama Foundation’s Hayley Taylor and GPC CEO Craig Doyle.

 

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