Over $15,000 was raised to support the work that Sunrise Way is doing in the community at a lunch event hosted by Liz Wagner on Friday.
Sunrise Way CEO Wendy Agar said she is always amazed by the support of the Toowoomba community, and Friday’s lunch was yet another example of this community support.
“Liz Wagner generously hosted a lunch in her home to raise funds for Sunrise Way. This lunch helped to raise vital funds for our service, and it was also an opportunity for me to share the Sunrise Way story of what we do and the difference we make every day to those that attended,” she said.
“I was overwhelmed when Liz contacted me over the weekend to let me know that the lunch had raised over $15,000 for us. This means we are well on the way to purchasing a replacement mini bus, which is incredibly significant for us.”
Ms Agar said she wanted to thank everyone who attended the event and contributed to making it a success.
“So many people gave of their time and support on Friday – providing delicious food, auction and raffle prizes, and even chipping in to clean up afterwards!
“We always say that it takes a community to rebuild a life – and this is such a great example of that.”
Ms Agar said Sunrise Way is committed to helping individuals living with addiction to develop skills and strategies to maintain sobriety and return to the community as a contributing member.
“We provide an essential service to the community and are not fully funded, so fundraising activities like this are an important part of our activities. It’s these initiatives that enable us to help people from our region who have been living with addiction to rebuild their lives.”
Sunrise Way’s next fundraising event is on June 2. Tickets for this dinner, which will feature a special performance by Dave Hughes, are on sale now through toowoombatickets.com.au.
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