Nine local charities share in $100,000 grant
By DAWN COHEN
PAM LIEBKE wants Pat Rummery to know how it feels to bring joy to kids with cancer.
"I hope you have a great sense of pride because you have brought fun and laughter to all these special kids," the Camp Quality spokesperson told the Mayne Investments chairman yesterday.
At a morning tea at Alstonville's House With No Steps, Mayne Investments announced donations totalling $100,000 to nine local charities.
Camp Quality, which provides support, camps and outings to children with cancer, will use its donation to print a magazine for the kids.
About 35 people heard Mr Rummery congratulate recipients for their contribution to the community.
"The work you do does not go unseen," he said. "We set up a charitable trust so we could give back to the community.
"Each year we apportion part of our management fee to local charities."
Maureen Evans, principal of Biala Special School in Ballina, hopes the money will help the agency buy air-conditioning and security fencing.
And for Helen Rea, principal of Lismore's Wilson Park Public School, a bus has become more than just a dream.
Other recipients included Ballina Early Intervention Centre, Our Kids, Lismore Challenge, Summerland Early Intervention Centre, Summerland House With No Steps and the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.