One of Rotaract’s many strengths is innovating and exciting fundraisers. The Rotaract Club of North Lakes has pushed the boundaries with their Fresh Starts Fundraiser. The fundraiser was held on the 3rd of April to promote and fundraise for the clubs Fresh Starts program. This program provides free haircuts to anyone in need within the Redcliffe peninsula.
Club members with Jed pictured middle
As the club developed the program and looked at how to raise the funds needed to support the program. Club member Jed Theed (pictured below) wanted to assist the club in any way possible so he decided to donate his dreadlocks. All 63 of them.
On Sunday the 3rd of April on a busy beach in Redcliffe the club set up a site with stands for club projects, food stalls and the De-Dread Jed Stall. The club had promoted the event within the local community and online and was run in conjunction with the local markets. On the day friends, rotarians and members of the public converged to cut off the dreads buy buying a dread for $10.
Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth supporting the club’s fundraiser; Members of the public leaving a message on our sensory garden message board.
The day raised over $1000 for the Fresh Starts program and generated a high amount of awareness about the club’s programs and Rotaract in general. Overall a great success.