Within six short months of its inauguration Bundaberg View Club has come leaps and bounds, raising enough funds to support two Learning for Life students.
Bundaberg View Club president Coleen Neboraczek was overjoyed to share the news that Australia’s newest View Club was fortunate enough to be able to help two local students through their education next year.
“We have been extremely blessed this year,” Coleen said.
“Since our inauguration in June this year we now have 45 members, and we are about to sponsor two Learning for Life students.
“It’s not very often clubs get enough funds for one child, but we have raised enough for two children in our first year!
“These local children will have an opportunity to have their needs met for their education going forward.”
Coleen said the funds were raised with the help from local organisations Quota Club of Bundaberg and the Crossroads Biker Church.
“Bundaberg is a very caring community – I’ve been here only 12 months and I can see how people try to make life better for others.
“Whether it’s through the bikers’ club, Angels Community Group or Quota, there are so many caring groups willing to help.
“I’ve noticed in Bundaberg there’s a certain warmth.
“Things can be difficult but if you can go and help others, it makes a big difference.”
Coleen said View Club came under the umbrella of The Smith Family Charity, which was something very close to her heart.
“This year The Smith Family celebrated 100 years in Australia, and the View Club was established 62 years ago under it,” she said.
“The Smith Family is especially important to families at Christmas time.
“I was a Smith Family child growing up and having the support was definitely life changing.
“I’m very proud that I was looked after in my time of need. There’s a flow on effect to give back what I received.
“I’m 71 [years old] now and back then charity was a hand-out, but now charity is a hand-up!
“It is given with dignity, respect and so much care.
“It has been an eventful six months as Queensland’s newest View Club – we are the 40th View Club in Queensland and very proud of our progress.”
Bundaberg View Club meet once a month for a lunch with a purpose at The Young Australian Hotel, for more information contact Coleen on 0412 055 238.
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