Wednesday, 8 August 2012
$35k richer after supporting Ronald McDonald House
WHEN Sue Dilger made the decision to go along to this year’s V8 Supercars Townsville Sucrogen 400 and buy a V8 Scratchie to support Ronald McDonald House (RMH) – she didn’t think she would be $35,000 better off.
“I was shocked, but didn’t believe it at first,” Ms Dilger said.
As the event’s official charity, RMH engaged several fundraising tactics which resulted in over $12,900 in funds raised for the local chapter.
Development and Relationships Manager, Ally Cantwell, said 2012 was the final year of a two-year agreement with V8 Supercars which placed RMH North Queensland as the Townsville Sucrogen 400 event’s official charity.
“Thanks to our valued corporate volunteers; personnel from Lavarack Barracks’ 1RAR Rehabilitation Platoon, B3/4 Squadron and also employees from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) along with existing volunteers at the House and from across the community, we were able to achieve such a great fundraising outcome at this year’s V8s,” Ms Cantwell said.
The V8 Scratchie Campaign wouldn’t have been made possible without the support of major sponsor, Jupiters Townsville.
Jupiters General Manager of Marketing, Shalon Lawler, said Jupiters had been avid supporters of RMH Townsville for over three years and extending that support through the V8 Scratchie campaign was a great outcome for all involved.
"RMH is a very important charity within our community and it gives us great pride to know that the V8 Scratchies promotion contributed towards a fantastic fundraising outcome for the local House - going a long way in keeping seriously ill children together with their families," Mrs Lawler said.
For further information contact:
Ally Cantwell, Development & Relationships Manager, RMH North Qld
Phone: 074775 5600 | Mob: 0428 000 987