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Purchase a souvenir lapel pin at this year’s Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival and you’ll be supporting disability care for kids.
The official Brisbane Racing Carnival Lapel Pin can be purchased by racegoers to wear throughout the carnival and to support one of Queensland’s longest established charities, MontroseAccess which provides therapy, respite and recreation services to more than 600 children and young adults throughout the state.
The Brisbane Racing Carnival Pin and Win is now in its third consecutive year and it’s hoped the 2012 promotion will raise in excess of $20,000.
By purchasing a pin, racegoers will also be in the running to win a share in over $23,000 in prizes including an exclusive first prize trip for two to Hong Kong flying Air Asia with transfers and accommodation.
The runner up will win a $1000 Westfield Chermside gift card and Westfield Chermside personal style session plus flights to Melbourne for the 2012 Melbourne Cup including three nights at Oaks Market Hotel, while third prize is a corporate box at the cricket, rugby and races.
Brisbane Racing Club (BRC) Chief Operating Officer, Darren Condon said the Pin and Win campaign was an opportunity for racing fans to help bring about change in the community.
Funds raised through this promotion will help MontroseAccess provide services to children with disability, he said.
The Brisbane Racing Club is proud to be able to assist through this initiative and I would urge all racing fans to get behind the program and help MontroseAccess achieve their fundraising target of $20,000.
MontroseAccess Chief Executive Officer Darrel Bourke invited all race goers to dig deep and take part in the Pin and Win campaign to help provide Queensland children with much-needed services and improve their quality of life.
We are very grateful to the Brisbane Racing Club for allowing us the opportunity to raise funds throughout the 2012 Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival, he said.
It takes approximately $10,000 a year for each child that MontroseAccess supports.
We are a Queensland-based charity, with regional branches across the state to assist children living with physical disabilities, including neuromuscular conditions, juvenile arthritis, acquired brain injury and arthrogryposis.
Every cent raised through the Pin and Win campaign will make a real difference in their lives.
In Queensland 1 in 22 children are living with a physical disability.
Sadly, the number of children we support is increasing every year and we need as much support from the community as we can get, Mr Bourke said.
All donations will assist in helping to ensure the region’s children and young adults with physical disabilities get to live a quality life, something we all have a right to.
Pins are on sale now and retail for $5 each. They can be purchased through Ticketek, along with race day tickets, or at each of the carnival racing events.