AMP champions KIN fundraiser
THE fundraising effort at this year's Kids In Need (KIN) dragonboat charity race day has received a major boost with a $10,000 donation by the AMP Foundation.
Tweed Heads financial adviser Wendy Scarlett, representing the Foundation, made the donation yesterday to KIN president Mike Lawson at the Jack Evans Boatharbour, home of the popular annual event.
Ms Scarlett said, for the second year running, the AMP Foundation had responded generously to her submission, recommending KIN for the good community work it did.
Mr Lawson said KIN was very appreciative of the efforts by Ms Scarlett, the AMP Foundation and South Tweed Rotary Club in making the day a success. He said the donation raised the day's takings to around $22,500, the money directed to fulfilling the wishes of local, seriously ill children.
Rotary's project director Rod Baines said the Club had expanded its traditional role of running barbecues to organising the Mayoral Celebrity Dragonboat Challenge.
The event had proved a winner, he said, with contestants from both sides of the border eager to make the challenge an annual feature of the day.