Gym raises flood fund no sweat
IT WASN’T the typical way to celebrate the day, but a group of keen locals sweated it out on Wednesday as part of an Australia Day Fundraiser.
Held at Healthworks in Brassall, the fundraiser featured an all-day class marathon and a variety of raffles and silent auctions.
Manager Sara Rogers said the event raised close to $1000 for the Ipswich Flood Appeal.
She said the fundraiser was the facility’s way of supporting those who had supported them.
“Obviously we had members directly affected,” Ms Rogers said.
“We wanted to give back to the community.”
Ms Rogers said the response to the day had been positive, with over 100 people taking part in classes from body combat to body balance, a combination of yoga, tai chi and pilates.
“We had quite a few people coming through,” she said.
“People were quite happy to come out and support the flood appeal.”
Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale said anyone wishing to contribute to the appeal for flood victims could make a donation.
Funds will be collected through the Ipswich Mayor’s Community Fund.
Cr Pisasale said people could donate to the appeal through any branch of the Bendigo Bank.
“There are a lot of people hurting really badly from this event, so if you can help please make a donation,” he said.
“We are a caring community and want to ensure that those people who fall through the cracks are not forgotten.”
Donations can also be made at council’s customer service centre at 143 Brisbane Street, Ipswich.