Burdekin Shire goes gold for childhood cancer awareness

There will be a golden glow to the Ayr CBD fountain, Ayr’s John Drysdale Town Clock and the Home Hill Lions Diorama to help raise awareness of childhood cancer.

Council will colour the water in the fountain and add yellow filters to the spotlights at the clock and diorama.

Burdekin Shire Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said Council was proud to support the Golden Octopus Foundation and its founder, local teenager Keely Johnson.

“This is just a small gesture that we can make to help raise awareness of childhood cancer and to show support for all the families who have children affected by cancer,” she said.

“The Council and the Burdekin Friends of the Theatre are hosting a Gala Charity Performance Combined Bands Spectacular on September 15 at the Burdekin Theatre from 7pm and all proceeds from the $5 entry fee will be donated to the Golden Octopus Foundation.

“The performance will feature the Proserpine State High School Concert Band, the Burdekin Brass Band and the Burdekin Christian College Band.

“There will also be a free lunch time matinee on September 13 in the Burdekin Theatre Forecourt.”

Cr McLaughlin thanked Keely Johnson for her work with the Golden Octopus Foundation for helping raise awareness of childhood cancers and funds to find a cure.

“So many children are touched by childhood cancers and we will do anything we can to help the Golden Octopus Foundation,” she said.

“I would encourage our community to support this wonderful cause and come along to the Gala Charity Performance Combined Bands Spectacular.”

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