More than $20,000 was raised for state school chaplaincy programs across Redlands Coast at the annual Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast on Friday, 24 August 2018 – an increase of more than $4,000 over the funds raised at last year’s event.
Almost 280 people, including school chaplains, church and school leaders, government representatives, business people and community members attended the breakfast, which was held at the Alexandra Hills Hotel Conference Centre.
Redland Mayor Karen Williams said the annual event had played an important role since its inception in 2003.
“Our schools’ chaplaincy programs deliver vital support and guidance for Redlands Coast students,” she said.
“The chaplains help our young people in important ways as students work to realise their academic potential in a world of social media that never stops and constant connection.”
Cr Williams said the funds raised at the breakfast would assist Redlands Coast state school chaplains in their work.
“There are six state schools across the Coast that are still searching for chaplains,” she said.
“The programs run by chaplains make a positive contribution to our state schools and these funds will help that work continue.”
Cr Williams thanked the speakers and people who attended the event, and the individuals, businesses and organisations that sponsored and supported the breakfast:
- Lee’s Environmental
- Renaissance Retirement Living
- Alex Gow Funerals
- Certified Roofing
- Frederiks Accountants
- REMAX Bayside Properties
- Cleveland Baptist Church
- Villawood Properties
- Faith Lutheran College, Redlands
- Elevated Photos
- Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
- McGuire’s Alexandra Hills
- Vision Christian Media
- CPC Productions Services