Tickets sell fast for Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast


Tickets are selling fast for the annual Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast on Friday, 30 August.

Mayor Karen Williams urged the community to get in quickly and book a seat for the popular breakfast, as tickets were limited and last year’s event was a sell-out.

Cr  Williams said the special annual event was initiated in the 1950s by then United States president Dwight D Eisenhower.

“The movement was established in the Redlands in 2003 and the event has been held annually here since,’’ Cr Williams said.

“This year’s breakfast will be held at Redlands Sporting Club, Anson Road, Wellington Point, on Friday, 30 August, from 6.45am.

“Funds raised will be donated to school chaplaincies in the Redlands.

“The keynote speaker is the Reverend David Smethurst, of the Smethurst Ministries.

“David and his wife Margurita head a charity that supports 5700 orphans in 47 orphanages in the Ukraine, Belarus and Latvia.

“He was also chaplain for the Olympic Games in Sydney, Athens and Beijing and a counsellor at last year’s London Olympics and Paralympics.

“We are very fortunate to have David as guest speaker. He has a wonderful story to tell and is sure to be an inspiration.”

Cr Williams said she expected a good cross-section of key business, government, community, education, church and emergency service identities in the Redlands to attend the Mayoral Prayer Breakfast.

“This is a great opportunity for us to make a difference in the lives of the youth of Redland City by lending our support, with a contribution towards school chaplaincy programs,’’ she said.

“I have seen the positive difference this program makes to our students, our schools and our community.

“Our support can change lives, as well as sustain families and help students reach their potential.”

Tickets are available for $45 each, or $400 for a table of 10. RSVP deadline is 16 August. Tickets are available from Mayoral Prayer Breakfast, PO Box 1073, Capalaba QLD 4157. They will be forwarded on receipt of payment.

Inquiries can also be directed to the Office of the Mayor on 3829 8608.