Sandstone Point residents rally to end preventable blindness
PEBBLE Beach retirement community, Sandstone Point near Bribie Island recently held a small but hugely successful sausage sizzle in aid of their chosen charity, The Fred Hollows Foundation.
Proving that you don't need a lot of people to host a successful event, have a lot of fun and contribute to the invaluable work the foundation does in putting an end to avoidable blindness in the Australian indigenous community as well as developing countries.
Hosted by the communities social committee, 42 residents purchased tickets to the event raising funds along with a raffle consisting over a dozen items, which the social committee excelled themselves in obtaining from generous individuals and local businesses as donations.
Along with their sausages, guests and residents enjoyed salads and delicious deserts.
In the end, raising $252 for the lunch, $455 on raffles and $630 on direct donations for The Fred Hollows Foundation.
Bringing the final tally to around $1,200. An excellent results and a wonderful day was had by all!