Scripture Union Queensland district co-ordinator John van der Heijde at the Bargara Golf Club.
Scripture Union Queensland district co-ordinator John van der Heijde at the Bargara Golf Club. Mike Knott

Big hit for chaplaincy

IT might only be a hit of golf, but the event will help raise funds for Bundaberg’s primary and high school chaplaincy services.

It is hoped this year’s Chappie Golf Day will raise several thousand dollars to go towards the $100,000 needed per year to run school-based chaplaincy services.

Scripture Union district co-ordinator John Van der Heijde said the four-ball ambrose event over 18 holes tomorrow was expected to attract 80 people from the community.

“The funds we raise goes directly to wages for community-funded chaplains,” he said.

“It’s crucial for us to raise the funds. Chaplains have a vital role in the schools.

“The feedback and reports from across the country shows chaplains play a vital part in the school communities.”

Mr Van der Heijde said last year’s event raised $3000 for the services.

Players have already booked for the day, but adult and junior positions are still vacant.

“It is a fun day out, slightly competitive but mostly fun,” he said.

The funds raised will go towards chaplains in 20 local schools.

“If it wasn’t for the community and business support, we couldn’t do it,” Mr Van der Heijde said.

The event will start at 8am at the Bargara Golf Course. Places need to be pre-booked by calling Mr Van der Heijde on 0439 212 604.



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