Tickets are now on sale for the 17th annual Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast, and local businesses and organisations are asked to dig deep to raise funds for chaplaincy programs in State schools on Redlands Coast.
Mayor Karen Williams said the popular annual event, to be held from 6.45am on 30 August, was a great way for the Redlands Coast community to support the chaplaincy programs that benefit 14,500 local students.
“These programs are important for providing social, emotional and spiritual support for Redlands Coast students, school staff and families,” she said.
“They provide timely pastoral care, critical mentoring, and role modelling, all of which fosters wellbeing and enhances a child’s success in learning and life.
“There are still some local State schools that do not have access to chaplaincy services and my hope is that, through events such as the Mayoral Prayer Breakfast, all State school students across Redlands Coast can have equal access to these important programs.”
Cr Williams said the guest speaker for this year’s breakfast was Olympic gold medallist swimmer Duncan Armstrong, OAM.
“Duncan successfully represented Australia as a swimmer for ten years,” she said.
“At this year’s breakfast, he will share his truly inspirational story, part of which saw him win the 200m freestyle event at the 1988 Seoul Olympics to claim Australia’s 100th Olympic medal for swimming.
“He will share some of his funniest and most memorable moments in his Green and Gold tracksuit, along with giving a testimony of his faith.”
Cr Williams said last year’s breakfast raised $20,000 for the chaplaincy programs – a record amount for the event.
“Almost 280 people, including school chaplains, church and school leaders, government representatives, business people and community members attended the breakfast,” she said.
“Tickets are limited, so I encourage the community to act fast, purchase a ticket and support this important program for our schools.
“Sponsorship opportunities are also available, and details can be found at our Mayoral Prayer Breakfast webpage.”
Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast
Friday, 30 August 2019
Arrive 6.45am for a 7am start; event concludes 8.45am
Alexandra Hills Conference Centre – Corner of McDonald Road and Finucane Road, Alexandra Hills
Ticket Prices – includes GST
$550 per table of 10
Tickets are available through Redland Performing Arts Centre:
- Contact (07) 3829 8131 during business hours.
- Visit the box office at 2–16 Middle Street, Cleveland.
- Purchase online at rpac.com.au.