Its on and hugely anticipated annual night of nights at the Caboolture RSL called ‘Helping Hope Happen’.
Chaplains do make the world of a difference to a struggling youngster at school – but they can only help if they are there to provide support needed by young students.
There are schools in the Caboolture region that can only afford to have their chaplain on-campus for one or two days a week, and that’s where the Helping Hope Happen chaplaincy dinner steps in to assist.
The money raised helps to continue the invaluable work the chaplains do in the local Caboolture & Morayfield area.
Last year, the dinner raised $87,000 for chaplains from Mount Mee to Bribie. This year, they’re aiming to raise a whopping $100,000 for the chaplaincy program.
The Scripture Union Queensland is the charity which hopes to raise enough funds for a second chaplain for Morayfield East, as well as continue to support the other 13 schools with a chaplaincy program.
One of the steadfast cornerstones of involvement is the generosity of the business community and is looking forward in more businesses becoming part of the night.
The event will be held on Monday the 22nd of May 2016 at approximately 6:30 pm at Caboolture RSL ‘chisel room’. If you would like to attend and/or make monetary contributions to the fundraiser, details will be made available soon.
This is a major fundraising event that funds as much as possible for our chaplains who does a terrific job by supporting students through life at school and beyond.
This year the event organiser Robyn Lachmund says she is hoping the work of the chaplains do will help reduce the youth suicide rate in the community.
Preventing even one one young person from going and self-harming or thinking about suicide, then the job done by chaplains is on the way of making our community better.
“We have a lot of very troubled young people in our community and young people in schools the chaplain fills the role of being a good listener, being able to guide them,” she said.
The free dinner event encourages businesses and corporate sponsors to donate and lend a hand for chaplains.
There will be auction items up for grabs and donations, big and small, are welcome.
For those wishing to attend RSVP by May 12 to Janette McConaghy at firstname.lastname@example.org