Party of pirates hands over treasure for good cause
Published on 09 August, 2012
CQUniversity staff held a pirate-themed party recently to promote networking and to raise funds for Rockhampton charity Jack's House through raffles and competitions.
Organised by the offices of Learning & Teaching and Vocational Education & Training, the initiative raised a total of $885, which will go towards helping homeless youth.
A cheque for that total was this week presented to Jack's House representative Lyn Anderson, Manager of Rockhampton Services for Roseberry Community Services.
Ms Anderson thanked Uni staff who contributed to the fundraising, saying the money would help kids in need enjoy the lighter side of life.
Jack's House is a Rockhampton-based service that provides short term crisis accommodation and support for young people between the ages of 16 and 19, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Jack's House works to build dignity, self-esteem and independence of local young people through recognising the importance of families, enhancing basic living skills and assisting them maintaining and sustaining independent accommodation in the community.
Professor Rob Reed (left) and Nik Babovic pictured in pirate garb alongside Jack's House representatives Katie Griffin (red shirt) and Lyn Anderson
Professor Rob Reed (left), Lyn Anderson from Jack's House, and Nik Babovic with a novelty cheque, reflecting the pirate party outcome