Timely Power Aid
GLADSTONE community groups have benefited from Ergon Energy’s innovative safety program, Power Aid.
Gladstone PCYC, Mt Larcom QCWA and the Miriam Vale Playgroup will share in $3516 from the program’s fund.
Gladstone PCYC Administration Officer Tracey French said they were thrilled to receive the $1172 donation from Ergon Energy, as it provided a much-needed source of funding and significantly took the pressure off volunteer fundraising activities. The money will be used to construct information signage promoting activities at the facility.
Mt Larcom QCWA Treasurer Dianne Pollock said the Power Aid donation from Ergon Energy was very much appreciated and also timely and would be directed towards renovations currently underway at the Mt Larcom QCWA Hall.
Playgroup Treasurer Jodie Plunkett said the donation of $1172 really meant a lot to the group and would be used build a structure to replace their old cubby house.
“To receive a large donation such as this is exciting for our group,” she said.
“Fundraising in a small township is difficult as the community already supports so many different groups. We generally do raffles and sell drinks at the local markets, but to raise this amount of money would take us a very long time.”
Ergon Energy Area Operations Manager Geoff Hall said it was a great effort by staff in the Callide Curtis Area who made these donations possible. The Power Aid initiative launched by Ergon Energy in 2004 that involves work teams accruing points, which Ergon Energy then converts to cash.