The Kingscliff community has come together again to support the Chinderah Donation Hub which has been providing meals and support to flood victims since the February/ March 2022 floods.
The Kingscliff Public School P&C donated the money raised from the raffle at their inaugural art show for Kingscliff Primary in November to the Hub as well as Christmas decorations and hamper donations.
The Kingscliff Public School P&C Co President Angela Watson said, ‘The raffle has raised hundreds of dollars which will be donated to the Chinderah Donation Hub in the form of supermarket vouchers to support flood affected locals along with additional Christmas decorations and hamper donations’.
The lucky raffle winner took home the incredible collaborative surfboard artwork by year 1 Longboards and year 1 Malibus and a signed jumper from surfing legend, Stephanie Gilmore.
‘The surfboard has an amazing history previously owned by Steph Gilmore and family. The family also donated a jumper signed by Stephanie celebrating her 2022 record-breaking eighth World Title,’ said P&C Co-President Asha Lambert Patel.
Chinderah Donation Hub
The Chinderah Donation Hub is still seeing around 20 people a day who are accessing their services that include providing meals food, distributing linen, furniture and filling people’s homes.
‘We also have the people placed in the Kingscliff pods now so we are seeing a lot of new people coming through,’ said Sandy Gilbert, on of the Hub coordinators.
‘Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the Kingscliff P&C from the people from the hub and the residents. It is beautiful what they have done. It will make so many people happy coming right on Christmas. We are so grateful to the school who brought over magnificent food for the hampers and Christmas decorations. It is all about locals helping locals,’ said Sandy.
Co-President Ms Watson said, ‘We have been incredibly supported by our families and the community at large and we are very grateful for that and with that in mind the P&C and the school community wanted to give back and that’s how we decided to raffle the surfboard and merch with all proceeds going to the Chinderah Hub.’
The Chinderah Hub is open Monday to Friday 9–4pm at Unit 23, 18 Ozone Street Chinderah located in the Chinderah Industrial Estate, behind the BP Service Centre, between Supaloc and Chinderah Motors.