Flip through the pages of The Community Leader, and you’ll read about people from all walks of life doing small things each day that make our community better.
There are also the random acts of kindness we don’t always see; buying a coffee for a stranger, paying it forward, lifting spirits with a smile. We see heroes who go all-out in their passion for making the bayside a better place, volunteering hundreds of hours a year. There are the businesses that give us the opportunity to shop locally, every day, with personalised service – they bring us together, creating hubs for our community to flourish.
Wynnum’s Bel Ellis, owner of the wonderfully whimsical bookshop Little Gnome, is passionate about raising funds for disadvantaged kids, so she’s hitting the road to raise money for Variety through its Bash event, driving from Winton to Yeppoon via Birdsville.
Variety Bash raises funds distributed in the form of grants to sick, disadvantaged or disabled kids, with the belief that no child should miss out on reaching their full potential.
Bel’s putting the ‘fun’ in fundraising this month, hosting a Blues Brothers movie night in Manly to boost the coffers of her Variety Bash charity pot. It’s a sensational way to meet people in your neighbourhood and enjoy a movie. It’s also fancy dress, so it’ll be a good laugh, too. Find out more on page 4.