Trivia For Charity Night a Big Success

Inaugural winning team ‘Local & Vocal’ were chuffed with the trophy

Inaugural winning team ‘Local & Vocal’ were chuffed with the trophy

The inaugural Trivia for Charity event was held at the Rainbow Beach Community Centre Hall on Saturday 15 July 2023.

The event was an initiative of the Rainbow Beach book clubs; and this first one was hosted by one of the clubs, ‘Reading Between the Wines’.

The charity of choice this time was The Pyjama Foundation, who are devoted to improving the lives of kids in care.

One of the book club members, Deb Taylor, is actively involved in the foundation as a Pyjama Angel and gives her time weekly to a child in foster care by reading, playing games, and helping with homework. The difference this one-to-one interaction makes to a vulnerable child is immeasurable.

The Community Hall proved to be a perfect venue for the event, with the newly installed cinema screen used to display questions and graphics to make the whole experience so much more enjoyable.

The kitchen was put to good use as well with local couple Sean and Andrea Francis cooking up a delicious supper of minestrone soup and crusty bread, followed by yummy baked vegetable frittata.

A perpetual trophy has been designed by Cooloola Trophies and Engraving to display the winners of each event, which should encourage fierce competition between teams.

Andrew Hawkins from Rainbow Beach Realty was the Emcee for the event, and he used his experience and expertise as a well-known and respected local identity to ensure that everything flowed smoothly.

Local businesses were invited to help out with donations of goods and/or services that could be raffled during the night, and the generosity demonstrated by everyone approached was truly inspirational as demonstrated by this list of donors:

Rainbow Beach Barber Shop

Quay Carlo Restaurant

Rainbow Beach Learn to Surf

Ocean Breeze Seafoods

Rainbow Beach Naturals

Kelly Fredline Florist

Debbie’s Place

Rainbow Beach Hair and Beauty

Kachina Moon

The Beach Shakk

Rainbow Beach Pharmacy

SPAR Supermarket

Shell Garage Shop

Rainbow Beach Post Office

Hair By Kylie

Other contributors of food and beverages:

Ed’s Bakery

BWS Rainbow Beach Parade

IGA Rainbow Beach

Bells Bridge Farm

Signature Sourdough

Future events are certainly on the radar, and local community groups wanting to fund-raise are expected to take advantage of this concept by hosting their own event in the future.

Denise Orr

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