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1 October, 2021

Rotary Field Days keeps giving back

THE OVERWHELMINGLY positive impact Rotary FNQ Field Days continues to have on the region has once again been demonstrated with event officials recently handing over significant donations to local community groups.

By Michael Warren

Rotary FNQ Field Days President Trevor Duncan (right) presents Atherton and Mareeba Rotary Club Presidents, Mike Brozoski and James Howe, with a generous donation of $60,000 to each club.

THE OVERWHELMINGLY positive impact Rotary FNQ Field Days continues to have on the region has once again been demonstrated with event officials recently handing over significant donations to local community groups. 

Just days ago Rotary FNQ Field Days chair Trevor Duncan presented the Atherton and Mareeba Rotary Clubs with a generous donation of $60,000 each from proceeds raised by the event. 

“It’s so satisfying to be a part of an event that is all about the community,” Mr Duncan told The Express.

“Looking at some of the other Field Days, not from an exhibitors point of view, but from a visitors perspective, some of the other events are run by profit corporations, and as such the money made from the event doesn’t necessarily go back into the community. 

“I’m very proud that with our event it does. Every dollar we make eventually goes back into the community, through clubs, volunteers and so on. 

“Because of that, we’re able to make donations like this to the local Rotary Clubs.” 

This $120,000 donation is in addition to the thousands of dollars the event has raised and over the years, previously donated, to various clubs, organisations and charities. 

In addition a portion of Field Days’ proceeds are also donated to event volunteers’ charities’ of choice – further enhancing the community spirit of the event.

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