I’m back again, with even more exciting things to share. This year I am President of the USQ Charity Committee. Working with an executive, as well as committee members, we have been working on heaps of fundraising projects this year. The chosen Charity for this year is the Pyjama Foundation.
They are a children’s charity that is breaking the cycle of disadvantage experienced by Australian children in foster care. The Pyjama Foundation recruits, screens, trains and supports Pyjama Angels – volunteer members of the community who work with the children and support our true heroes – Australia’s foster families. Since inception in 2004, the organisation and its founder have inspired more than 1000 members of our community to become volunteer Pyjama Angels, visiting a child in care each week to read books, play games, and engage in other fun, learning-based activities. As they are a relatively new foundation, the charity committee are doing our bit to get the word out and help out these amazing people by raising money for a worthy cause.
There have been a few events so far, the main being Pyjama Day. Held at USQ Toowoomba, we had a sausage sizzle, ice cream, free red bull and over 40 prep kids from Concordia Lutheran College in Toowoomba who came dressed in their Pyjamas for an exclusive book reading.
This day was a huge success. However, the MOST EXCITING part is yet to come!
The Gatsby Gala!
To be held on the 24th of August, the 2013 Annual Charity Ball is sure to be a Charitable Affair to Remember. There will be Casino Tables with “funny money”, a photo book, a live jazz band, live ballroom dancers and much much more. We chose a theme of 1920’s to keep it sophisticated, as well as making it relevant with the recent release of the famous novel ‘The Great Gatsby’.
We have all been working very hard over the past few months to bring this event together, many phone calls, emails, letters and ‘open discussions’ we are now in the final steps. Its only 2 weeks away!
I invite every person reading this blog to attend this event, it is open to everyone. And you have my word that it will be a great night for a great cause.
I hope to see you there!