GEA committee member Lance McKay with Judy Whicker, president of Friends of RSPCA Gladstone.
GEA committee member Lance McKay with Judy Whicker, president of Friends of RSPCA Gladstone. Contributed

RSPCA will benefit

GLADSTONE RSCPA has been chosen as the charity to receive funds raised by the upcoming GEA Charity Golf Day.

Gladstone Engineering Alliance went to tender for local charities to submit applications in February to become the beneficiary of the GEA Charity Golf Day.

After receiving an overwhelming response from charities with fantastic submissions, the GEA committee was faced with the task to select the charity that addressed the selection criteria specifically and had a link to the local industry to become the chosen charity.

"GEA would like to thank all the charities who submitted applications. Although it made the choice quite difficult, in the end the Gladstone RSPCA were selected through a careful consideration process," Lance McKay, GEA committee member, said.

The charity golf day is held on July 20 at the Gladstone Golf Course and will attract more than 100 corporate delegates chasing the little white ball. The RSPCA volunteers will also be attending on the day to support the event and rattle their charity buckets for a great cause.

GEA would like to recognise C&K Community Childcare Centre, PCYC, Variety QLD, Turkey Beach First Responders, Gladstone Mater and the Cancer Council Queensland for their time and effort preparing their submissions and look forward to considering them again next year.

"RSPCA are very excited about the alliance with GEA for this event and will be allocating the donation

towards renovations at the Gladstone centre, including weather shades and providing temporary care to more animals at one time," Judy Whicker, president of Friends of RSPCA Gladstone, said.

"With the rents rising and residents being forced to move out of their homes, more pets have had to be separated from their families and put up for adoption through the program, causing the RSPCA to be homing double the amount of animals than this time last year.

"With no other funding apart from sausage sizzles, cent sales, raffles, Million Paws walk, fundraising events and with an average veterinarian bill of $5500 per month, the RSPCA will more that benefit from the contribution the GEA Charity Golf Day will provide," Ms Whicker said.