Tickets are now on sale for the 19th annual Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast to be held in Alexandra Hills on 27 August 2021.
Mayor Karen Williams said the popular annual event was a great way for the Redlands Coast community to support chaplaincy programs that benefit more than 14,500 local students each year.
“Last year’s event raised more than $24,000, even with a reduced gathering due to COVID-safe requirements, bringing the total raised since 2015 to more than $125,000,” she said.
“This money helps the school-based chaplains provide mentoring, role modelling and pastoral care to Redlands Coast students, school staff and families.
“They help students to deal with issues, provide a listening ear for children and young people in crisis, and run programs and activities to foster inclusivity and a positive culture within schools.
“Chaplaincy programs are offered in 83 per cent of Redlands Coast state schools.
“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.
“Anyone in the community is welcome to attend this year’s event, but I encourage people to book as soon as possible as numbers are limited, once again, due to COVID-19 restrictions.”
The breakfast will include a guest speaker, entertainment and the announcement of the 2021 recipient of the Pastor Glen Gray Award.
“This award was established last year in honour of Pastor Glen Gray who was a Redlands Coast community champion and the driving force behind the Mayoral Prayer Breakfast. Sadly, he passed away in November 2020.
“The award recognises an outstanding school chaplain who has demonstrated significant social, emotional and spiritual support to students, parents and school employees.”
Nominations for the award are now open and can be made online.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available for the Mayoral Prayer Breakfast, and details can be found on the event’s webpage at redland.qld.gov.au/mpb
Event: Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast
When: Friday 27 August from 7am-8.45am
Venue: Alexandra Hills Hotel and Conference Centre, corner of McDonald Road and Finucane Road
Ticket price (includes GST): $60 each, limit of eight per organisation
Book tickets: redland.qld.gov.au/mpb