Gladstone businesses raise funds for the community at Charity Golf Day
THE Gladstone Engineering Alliance (GEA) will hit the green and raise much needed funds for the Calliope Historical Village at their annual GEA Charity Golf Day, proudly presented by MI Scaffold Access & Rigging, held on July 26 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 $31,000 to Gladstone region community groups.
GEA chief executive officer Carli Homann said its community groups like the Calliope Historical Village 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,” Ms Homann 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 2019 will go towards the Calliope Historical Village for maintenance and renovations. Principle sponsor, MI Scaffold Access and Rigging operations manager Richard Mackay said he believes it’s important for local businesses to give back to the community.
“MI Scaffold Access & Rigging is locally owned and operated and we are excited to support GEA’s Charity Golf Day because it gives us the opportunity to help the community that supports our business,” Mr Mackay said.
“We have staff that are golf mad so the event not only sits well for MI Scaffold Access & Rigging but it also works for our clients however most of all it’s just great to part of an event that contributes to local not-for-profit organisations like the Calliope Historical Village.”
Port Curtis Historical Society President Colin Druery said the generosity of GEA members will assist the Society in upgrading the Calliope Historical Village through the upkeep and building maintenance of the facilities.
“Money raised from the GEA Charity Golf Day will assist the Calliope Historical Village by upgrading the buildings which are old and in the 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,” Mr Druery said.
Picture: From left – MI Scaffold operations manager Richard Mackay with Adam Jinnette and Aaron Totton (hitting the ball).