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LOCALS HELPING LOCALS
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The 4017 Project has presented Bracken Ridge State High School with $2676 as part of its local fundraising efforts.
Started four years ago by Allie and Jeremy Jucha, owners of Round Table Coffee, the 4017 Project aims to help local schools.
 Story Brooke Jacobson SUMMER WITH A STING
Deagon Ward Councillor Jared Cassidy has launched a petition aimed at ensuring Council takes “all necessary and available measures” to manage the mosquito problem in the 4017 area.
Cr Cassidy said in 2018, Council had sacked 12 full-time mosquito spraying staff, and in 2019 had underspent the spraying budget by $1.15 million.
“With recent wet weather, the mozzie season is already in full swing,” he said.
A link to Cr Cassidy’s petition can be found on his Facebook page.
THE TASTE OF CHRISTMAS
Boondall Lions Club Christmas cakes and puddings are now available at the Deagon Ward Office, upstairs next to Aldi.
All money raised from the sale of the cakes and puddings goes towards Lions medical research and community projects, including disaster relief, hearing dogs, aged care, drug awareness and youth programs.
A 1.5kg cake is $17, and a 0.9kg pudding is $13. Sales are cash only.
BRIGHTENING UP SANDGATE
Deagon Ward Councillor Jared Cassidy has signed off on a refurbishment of the area beneath the fairy lights outside the Sandgate Post Office Hotel. The makeover will feature new gardens, mulch and a plaque on one of the park benches in recognition of Grace Beecher, a researcher, historian and life member of the Sandgate and District Historical Society
Throughout the year, 50 per cent of all book sales at Round Table Coffee are directed to selected schools in the area, with a guest sponsor matching the total donations from book sales.
Jeremy said this year’s book sales raised $1338 for Bracken Ridge State High School, which was matched with a $1338 donation from Cr Sandy Landers.
“Even through all things COVID-19 locally, around the country and the larger world, it’s fantastic to see such great local support,” he said.
“The way so many people have got behind it is thrilling and we look forward to it again in 2021.”
In the past four years, 4017 Project has donated more than $13,000 to local schools.
For more information, go to: www.roundtablecoffee.com.au Book donations are also welcome.
HELPING CARE FOR WILDLIFE
Brisbane City Council’s native wildlife carers grants are now open. The grants provide financial assistance to groups and individuals involved in rehabilitating and releasing orphaned, sick and injured native wildlife in the Brisbane City Council area.
Applicants should be an incorporated, not-for- profit organisation or a registered native wildlife carer individual or organisation. Funding amounts range from $500 to $5000 and applications close on 30 November.
For more information go to: www.brisbane.qld. gov.au or call 3403 8888.
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