Sunrise Way’s major fundraiser of the year will take place on Saturday 15 June, this year funds raised will go towards establishing a new social enterprise initiative. Sunrise Way is a not for profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation service, which aids individuals in developing inner strength to live a balanced lifestyle.

Sunrise Way CEO Wendy Agar is encouraging people to get in quick to book their tickets to the event, which features special guest, comedy royalty Fiona O’Loughlin. Attendees on the night will also be entertained by talented local performer Mason Watts. “It’s going to be a wonderful night, and this year all funds raised will go towards helping us establish our Well at Work corporate training and counselling social enterprise,” Agar said. “We are not fully funded to deliver our essential, life saving services and this venture will help us to broaden our impact for individuals and organisations right across the community while at the same time developing a sustainable funding source for Sunrise Way.”

Agar thanked event sponsors Newlands, Wagners, Jen Taylor Properties, and Sedl Agencies, as well as local organisations who have donated auction items and raffle prizes. “We continue to be amazed, and so thankful for the support we get from the Toowoomba community to provide this essential service, helping individuals living with addiction to develop skills and strategies to maintain sobriety.”

There will be some amazing auction and raffle items on offer, including a guitar signed by all the original band members of INXS, including Michael Hutchence, donated by McCullough Robertson. Auction items include a dinner for four handcrafted by Chef Marc Kennedy at The Downs Club, a Brisbane Broncos jersey signed by Sam Thaiday, and two tickets to a Queensland Performing Arts Centre performance of the winner’s choice. There will also be a large selection of raffle prizes on the night, including tickets to performances, food and beverage gift cards, and relaxation and lifestyle products.

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