Mayoral Prayer Breakfast delivers $16,600 boost to Redlands School Chaplaincy programs


The success of the 15th annual Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast held Friday 18 August, was today officially celebrated with the presentation of cheques totalling $16,637.53.

Alexandra Hills State High Chaplain Bethany Smith, Mayoral Prayer Breakfast Committee member Pastor Glen Gray, Mayor Karen Williams, Scripture Union Queensland Regional Manager Jeff Howard, Mayoral Prayer Breakfast Committee member Alan Lucas and Ken Mihill from Scripture Union.

The total amount of funds raised will be divided between 19 current chaplaincies in the Redlands plus Birkdale State School who are working to raise funds for a chaplaincy service.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams congratulated everyone involved in the popular annual event, which since its inception in 2003 has raised over $115,000.

“This is a fantastic outcome of the 2017 Mayoral Prayer Breakfast, which again brought the community together in a spirit of generosity and prayer,” Cr Williams said.

“The funds raised will make a significant contribution to the important work of Redlands school chaplains, who provide a vital source of support for youth and families in our community.”

“I would like to congratulate and thank the Mayoral Prayer Breakfast Committee and everyone involved in delivering the annual event, which does so much to support the chaplaincy programs, which are life changing for many Redlands students seeking guidance overcoming life’s difficulties.”

“Thank you again to our many generous sponsors, especially our major sponsors Lee’s Liquid Waste Services and Renaissance Retirement Living  who help make this event such a success and like all who attended, are involved because they are invested in our community’s wellbeing,” she said.

The Mayor also acknowledged a generous donation of $2000 made directly to Scripture Union by Albert Benfer and the passing of Cor Fredericks who was an esteemed member of the Redlands business community and long term supporter of the Prayer Breakfast.

Cr Williams presented two cheques, the first for $15,805.68 to Scripture Union Queensland for State School Chaplaincies in Redlands and the second for $831.85 to one of the 19 schools, Alexandra Hills State High School Chaplaincy, who are assisted by Young Life.

The 2017 Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast was also sponsored by:

  • Certified Roofing
  • Redlands Sporting Club
  • Frederik’s Accountants
  • Remax Bayside Properties
  • Beautiful Illusions
  • Vision Christian Media
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