Karen Kennedy, Teagan Hartwig, Bonita Green, Steve Porter, Alexis Williamson and Fiona Standfield. - Gladstone Job Skills donate $1000 to Autism Queensland. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer
Karen Kennedy, Teagan Hartwig, Bonita Green, Steve Porter, Alexis Williamson and Fiona Standfield. - Gladstone Job Skills donate $1000 to Autism Queensland. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer Paul Braven

Gladstone job trainer donates 1K

NOT-FOR-PROFIT organisation Gladstone Job Skills will donate $1000 to Autism Queensland ahead of Autism Awareness month in April.

After being invited to put a team together for the Go Blue for Autism Fundraiser to be held at the Gladstone Golf Course on April 2, the organisation decided to up the ante.

"There just isn't much awareness in Gladstone surrounding what is available support and resource wise for those with autism," Gladstone Job Skills' Steve Porter said.

"We are hoping to raise awareness by donating so by next year when Autism Awareness month comes around there will be a lot more on for it."

Active Training Specialist's Peta Hill, who has a son with autism, said she was the one who called Gladstone Job Skills and invited them to the event.

"So when I heard they wanted to donate I wasn't surprised, they are well known for helping out the community, individuals and other organisations," Mrs Hill said.

"But I was surprised at the amount.

"For a non-for-profit organisation to donate $1000 of their hard earned funds just shows how dedicated and committed they are to helping out fellow organisations."

Autism Queensland Gladstone branch occupational therapist Teagan Hartwig said it was valuable for organisations in the community to have links in place.

"This donation from the Gladstone Job Skills centre will really help us to provide different resources and items to the children who access our program," she said.

"But it also helps not only Gladstone Job Skills to understand what services we provide and information on our practices, but it also raises the same awareness within the community."

Get a team together and register for the golf fundraiser and for just $40 per person it includes the cart hire, post games drinks, nibbles and a donation to Autism Queensland.

For registrations or information phone 49782649.



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