HELPING OUT: Woolworths store manager Michael Borg and his team, along with Ray White’s Kay Mann and Melissa White, work together to support sick kids.
HELPING OUT: Woolworths store manager Michael Borg and his team, along with Ray White’s Kay Mann and Melissa White, work together to support sick kids. Mike Richards

Gladstone businesses unite to help charities

WOOLWORTHS is getting on board to support the Children's Hospital Foundation by holding its annual fundraising campaign.

The staff at Woolworths will be encouraging customers to purchase a $2 local wall token with every purchase.

The Ray White team will also be joining in on the fun by getting active at the registers to support the cause.

All funds raised will go directly towards research at the Bundaberg Health Services Foundation.

Store manager of the Gladstone Square Woolworths (the Valley) Michael Borg said he thought the fundraising was an excellent way of giving back to those in need.

"At Woolworths we take this quite seriously; it's something I feel very passionate about and I encourage my team to participate as much as they can," Mr Borg said.

"We have had some really positive feedback and outcomes with our fundraising; you get to see how much of a difference funding makes.

"I have seen cases where the fundraising has been life changing - to see a smile light up a child's face puts everything into retrospect."

Trust account manager of Ray White Melissa White said it was all about giving whatever they can back to the community.

"We want to do more for the community and get to know the locals, it's just a really great cause," she said.

Mr Borg said approximately 80% of customers asked are more than willing to donate.

"We are really happy with the outcome we have received," Mr Borg said.

"We have had some really good past years in terms of fundraising and are hoping we can get a great result.

"We hope to reach as many people as we can in our plight to help the sick children and give them the best possible chance at life."

The fundraising began on July 27 and will finish on August 7.

For more information on the fundraising campaign phone 4977 7935.



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