Cr McKay - Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge
  • Wednesday 10 September 2014

SCARs Monster Garage Sale

The Sunshine Coast Animal Refuge is one of the best-loved and most worthy charitable organisations on the Coast, and all the staff there all have hearts of gold!

So I am asking everyone to support them in their quest to raise monies through their annual Monster Garage Sale.

You can help by giving them your unwanted goods, which you can deliver to the refuge up to September 24. (But please – not any beds, mattresses, analogue TVs or monitors, pedestal fans or broken/soiled items!)

The refuge, which saves and re-homes so many dogs and cats each year, is also celebrating its 35th anniversary, so see if you can do your bit for this great cause.

Congratulations, Spence Doors!

With the new Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital rising up before our eyes in Kawana, council has been working hard to assist local businesses as much as possible in getting work contracts for local businesses.

So it’s great news to be able to say a big congratulations to Spence Doors, whose business is tucked away in Sandalwood Lane next to the Bruce Highway at Forest Glen – they have won a multi-million-dollar contract to supply doors in the new hospital.

Well done to you all – you are a great credit to Sunshine Coast enterprise!

More grants news

I was so pleased to announce that MuayThai boxer William Brown won gold at the MuayThai amateur world games in Malaysia recently.

Council provided 11-year-old William with a $500 Individual Development Grant to help fund his participation at the games.

These grants are available to residents of any age who are performing, competing or presenting at national or international competitions, conferences or events, and be selected by a recognised national governing body or equivalent and provide a letter of selection.

Applications can be submitted at any time with assessment every two months, ending February, April, June, August, October and December.

This article first appeared in Sunshine Valley Gazette on September 10