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Fundraiser Helps Fight for Injured Wildlife

Posted on Friday, July 31, 2015

Over 400 guests attended the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation’s Annual Gala Dinner in May this year to raise funds and awareness in support of Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. The Animals with Attitude and Gala Dinner events successfully raised over $80,000 profit for the Foundation, but there is still a way to go to reach their target of $1 million a year to continue their fantastic work.

Over 400 guests attended the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation’s Annual Gala Dinner in May at Jupiters Hotel and Casino.

Guests had the opportunity to bid on the one-of-a-kind Animals with Attitude giant Koala sculptures during the live charity auction.A celebration of the Animals with Attitude Gold Coast Sculpture Trail, the Gala event was held to raise funds and awareness in support of Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, who treat, rehabilitate and release over 8000 sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife patients from across the Gold Coast region every year.

The Animals with Attitude and Gala Dinner events successfully raised over $80,000 profit for the Foundation, which will contribute to the ongoing care of the animals treated at the Hospital.

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation aims to raise over $1 million annually to continue the work of the Wildlife Hospital, including through community arts initiatives such as the Animals with Attitude Sculpture Trail which was a huge success in 2015.

Connecting Southern Gold Coast sponsored the distinctive black & white Koala sculpture along the Trail, and there were many other individuals and organisations from around the Southern Gold Coast who supported the Animals with Attitude and Gala Dinner events. Thanks must go to:

  • Member for Currumbin, Jann Stuckey
  • Councillor Chris Robbins (Division 14)
  • Currumbin RSL
  • John Flynn Private Hospital
  • Gold Coast Airport
  • Currumbin Clinic
  • The Pines Shopping Centre
  • Councillor Daphne McDonald (Division 13)
  • Aero Coffee
For those looking to support Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation and do their bit for our native wildlife, donations can be made via the website www.savingyourwildlife.org.auThere are a number of the Animals with Attitude sculptures still available for purchase from the Foundation.

 


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