CQUni student on fundraising mission
Published on 06 December, 2012
CQUniversity student Pancho Garcia is calling on his university community and Mackay locals to get behind the Greenfields Fire Workers Appeal to support three businesses that were destroyed by fire recently.
Pancho said he wanted to help in some way to get staff and management at Auto Barn, Toys R Us and Clark Rubber back on their feet after the devastating fire.
Pancho Garcia is calling on his university community and Mackay locals to support his fundraising efforts."I decided to participate in the fundraising because to me, community spirit is important," he said.
"Being so close to Christmas, the fire was such a tragedy to all the workers and their families."
"I hope the money raised will help all the people affected by the fires recover so they can at least afford to have a Christmas they deserve and one which they can enjoy."
Pancho is currently in his third and final term in the Skills for Tertiary Education Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program and is well on his way to a dream career.
"I am and always will be an advocate of STEPS, as this program has given me a solid foundation to attaining my career goals," he said.
Pancho hopes to attain a Bachelor of Environmental Science and work with the community, urban and rural landholders and regional and government bodies to care for marine environments.
He is also an active member of the CQUniversity Library Society.
To donate to the cause, please visit https://www.facebook.com/MackayGreenfieldsFireWorkersAppeal?fref=ts