Caption: Bev Van Nunen (Camp Quality), Alan McIndoe, Jess O'Neill (Cancer Council Qld), Sam Hoare (North Queensland Cowboys / Mackay Cutters), Shannen Van Nunen (Camp Quality), Rodney Duncan (Camp Quality) and Rhys Wesser
LAST Saturday night, Rockhampton Brothers Juniors held their inaugural Charity Dinner supporting its community partnership with Camp Quality and Cancer Council Queensland.
This partnership has been in place for the past three years with more than $3500 raised in the lead up to the main event.
Guest speakers on the night were former State of Origin players Alan McIndoe and Rhys Wesser, along with current Cowboys and Mackay Cutters front rower Sam Hoare.
The evening was a great success with more than $3000 raised for the two organisations, from dinner tickets, raffles and auctions.
The speakers shared their experiences growing up playing rugby league, what they are doing now and the rewards and benefits of playing the game and giving back to the their community.
The guests also heard from Jess O'Neill from Cancer Council Queensland who spoke about what was happening in the region as well as from Shannon Van Nunen from Camp Quality in regards to what it costs to get children with cancer to camps and other events in our region.
The Rockhampton and District Juniors thank everyone who attended and with a strong crowd in excess of 60 there were plenty of laughs and banter.
Special thanks need to go to:
Aaron Condon (Lion Nathan), Damian Bolton and his team (CQ Leagues Club) Peter Gibbs (Biggenden Meatworks), Doug Webber (Webbers Retravison), Dan Stevens (Sportscene Superware House Rockhampton) and Robin and Linda Adams (Best Western Regency on Albert Motel).
Without their support, this evening could not make the money for these two great organisations.