The Campbelltown community rallied behind a great cause on Saturday 17 June, raising more than $50,000 to support the installation of a new, interactive and accessible playground at Beverley Park School for students with physical, intellectual or multiple disabilities.
More than 170 people turned out for the Mayor’s Charity Gala Dinner at Campbelltown Arts Centre, digging deep to support the playground project which will provide more opportunities for students to learn through play by bringing the classroom outdoors.
Money raised by the gala dinner could potentially be almost doubled, with Campbelltown State MP Greg Warren looking to support the initiative by matching funds through the NSW Government’s Community Building Partnership program, upon application by the school.
Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said he couldn’t have been happier with the success of the event, and thanked sponsors, those who bought auction items and raffle tickets, and generous community members who made a donation.
“It was a very successful night all around, bringing our community together, and giving Campbelltown the opportunity to show off one of our city’s greatest assets, Campbelltown Arts Centre,” he said.
“But most importantly, the charity dinner raised a substantial amount of money for a playground which will improve the quality of education for Beverley Park School students today, and into the future.”
Cr Brticevic thanked event sponsors, including: Principal Supporting Partner, Campbelltown Mall; Gold Sponsor – Dahua Group; Silver Sponsors – Marsdens Law Group and Hennings Jewellers; and Bronze Sponsors – Campbelltown Chamber of Commerce, Cameron Brae Group, Wests League Club, Fresh Creative Styling and Bank of Queensland, Campbelltown.
“I’m very proud of the overwhelming community response to this year’s charity dinner. It is truly a measure of the generous, compassionate and supportive character of our wonderful community, and I know that the families and staff of Beverley Park School are humbled by the level of support,” Cr Brticevic said.
View the event video.