Sunrise Way is hosting its community fundraiser Resilience Breakfast featuring former Wallaby Andrew Slack as a special guest on Friday 15 February.

Sunrise Way CEO Wendy Agar said the rehabilitation service would host the breakfast on the lawns of Sunrise Way. “We held our first Resilience Breakfast last year, and it was such a success we decided to turn it into an annual event,” she said. “We’re so excited that Wallaby great Andrew Slack has agreed to be our guest speaker. His story about the resilience he has required in both his professional and private life is one I’m sure will be of interest to many people.”

Wendy said guests at the breakfast will also hear from two of Sunrise Way’s former residents about their personal journey, and learn more about the important role Sunrise Way plays within the local community. “While fundraising is an important part of these events, it’s also vital to raise awareness about the difference Sunrise Way is making to people’s lives. We’ve found from previous events that hearing these personal stories really makes an impact.”

She said she was thankful to FKG Group for coming on as the breakfast’s major sponsor, and to everyone that continued to support Sunrise Way. “We provide an essential service to the community and are not fully funded, so fundraising activities like this breakfast are an important part of our activities. It’s these initaitives that enable us to help people from our region who have been living with addiction to rebuild their lives.”

Sunrise Way is supporting stronger and healthier communities in regional and rural Queensland through helping individuals living with addiction to rebuild their lives. It is a 20 bed not for profit rehabilitation service that facilitates a 26 week program. They recently won the Not-for-Profit Business of the Year Award at the 2018 Optus My Business Awards, the premier event of the year for SMEs.

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