GEA 2018 Charity Golf Day to raise funds for Lake Awonga Scout Group.

THE Gladstone Engineering Alliance (GEA) will raise much needed funds for the Lake Awonga Scout Group at their annual GEA Charity Golf Day held on July 20 at the Gladstone Golf Club.

Each year the GEA hold an annual charity golf day to raise funds for a local community group with Gladstone businesses and industry donating their time and money.  Over the past six years GEA have donated more than $26,000 to community groups with last year’s recipient the Tannum Sands Surf Lifesaving Association receiving $6000.

GEA Communications and Events Coordinator Kieran Moran said its community groups like the Lake Awonga Scout Group that make Gladstone a great place to live.

“The GEA’s core goal is to support local business and industry with opportunities to connect with other businesses ultimately for the benefit of the Gladstone region,” Mr Moran said.

“The GEA Charity Golf Day has local business and industry teams playing 18 holes where they not only get the chance to meet, greet and network with each other, but give their time and money to worthy charitable organisations.”

Money raised from the event in 2018 will go towards the Lake Awonga Scout Group for maintenance and renovations.  Principle sponsors of the 2018 GEA Charity Golf Day is Site Skills Training Gladstone.  Site Skills Training Gladstone operations manager Nicola Curtis believes it’s important for local businesses to give back to the community.

“It’s our second year as principle sponsors and we support GEA’s Charity Golf Day because it gives us the opportunity to help the community that supports our business,” Ms Curtis said.

“Site Skills Training Gladstone’s primary focus in 2018 is to be more engaged with the community and to support as many worthy causes as we can.  The scouts are a tradition in the region and we are more than happy to help in completing some significant maintenance and renovation projects.”

Port Curtis District Scouts Commissioner Jeff Willkinson said due to the generosity of GEA members’ Lake Awonga scouts will now have better access to facilities.

“Money raised from the GEA Charity Golf Day will assist the Lake Awonga Scout Group by upgrading the buildings which are old and in need of maintenance and it will also go towards upgrading the facilities for future generations so they can use the facilities in a safe manner.”

If you would like to register a team for the Charity Golf Day, please contact GEA Office on 0749729060 or visit the GEA website.

Picture: (from left) Site Skills Training Gladstone business development manager Kevin Dollery and operations manager Nicola Curtis preparing for the 2018 GEA Charity Golf Day.

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