Quicksilver Group NewsAugust 18th, 2010
Great Adventures community event supports Animal Charities
Two local animal welfare charities have received a boost with some much-needed funds thanks to the recent Green Island Beach Volleyball charity event held during the annual Great Adventures Green Island Family Day.
The charity Green Island Beach Volleyball challenge, with 96 players from 16 competing teams, raised $1840 for the Young Animal Protection Society (YAPS) and the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre (CTRC), each receiving $920.
Sponsored by Great Adventures and Green Island Resort with the support of Cairns Indoor Sports, players receive free travel to Green Island with their registration fees donated to the charities.
“Both of these animal charities are well deserving community organisations and we’re very pleased to be able to support the great work they do,” said Megan Bell, Quicksilver Group spokeswoman.
CTRC recently released the region’s first satellite tracked turtle, “Matilda” on Green Island, a significant turtle habitat, and will be able to use the funds to feed turtles currently in their care.
In addition to the funds, The Quicksilver Group has also laundered and donated around 30 towels from lost property, which YAPS will use for animal care.