Red Shield Appeal raises $38,000 on the Peninsula
The Peninsula Zone has raised $38,678.50 in the 2018 Red Shield Appeal weekend.
This figure was raised by a combination of dedicated doorknockers, collectors at seven roadside locations and collection points at Woy Woy and Umina shopping centres.
"Collectors were responsible for making this happen and I am so pleased that we have such a dedicated team of collectors, including students from Brisbane Water Secondary College who help us every year," said zone technical operations manager Mr Jackson Tumpey.
"This year, we had students who had collected for us in previous years, return to collect for another year, including students who have left Brisbane Water Secondary College who collected money for us," Mr Tumpey said.
"It is due to these dedicated collectors that we are able to raise such an impressive amount of money," he said.
"We had help from Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch, who came and helped us collect money at our roadside site at Koolewong Waterfront Reserve.
"I started collecting for the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal in 2008 when I started Year 7 at Brisbane Water Secondary College Umina campus.
"I loved it so much that I came back each year until 2013 when I was offered the position of district chairman.
"This year, in my 10th year supporting the Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal."
Mr Tumpey said that organisers of the Red Shield Appeal on the Peninsula included Austin and Nayomia Anderson, Geoff Melville, Neil Thompson, Warwick Bateman, Kieran Lawler, Ash Jackson and Angela Cox.
He said Nayomia and Christine Marshall ran the Counting House which ensured that all the money was counted."
Media release, 15 Jun 2018
Jackson Tumpey, Red Shield Appeali