FUNDRAISER: Chris Nugent, Jared Lear, Emma Sheppard, Todd Malcolm and Georgina Neish (front) with Jodie Morris, Hayley Shilvock and Mark Curtis (back) at the Community Lifestyle Support Genes for Jeans day.
FUNDRAISER: Chris Nugent, Jared Lear, Emma Sheppard, Todd Malcolm and Georgina Neish (front) with Jodie Morris, Hayley Shilvock and Mark Curtis (back) at the Community Lifestyle Support Genes for Jeans day. Mike Knott

Ability Ball to raise funds and good cheer

SMILES spread across the faces of the Community Lifestyle Support clients as they raised money to fight childhood disease.

The group of 15 was hard at work gluing, painting and pouring glitter on jeans to support Jeans for Genes Day.

Lifestyle Support general client manager Trevor Sands said the event started with a gold coin donation barbecue fundraiser.

"This is the first time we have hosted a Jeans for Genes Day," Mr Sands said.

"The guys have really enjoyed it and were excited to know they would be decorating their own jeans to support the cause," he said.

Stepping Stone Therapy Centre program manager Georgina Neish organised the afternoon event and said the participants all had a lot of fun.

"Being an organisation that supports people with a disability, it's nice to do these things and raise money for others," Mrs Neish said.

Client Todd Malcolm, 25, said everything about the day was his favourite and he had enjoyed the day a lot.

Mr Malcolm said any day to celebrate and raise money for a great cause was a good day.

Mr Sands said: "We are all about helping the community here at Community Lifestyle Support.

"There will be the Ability Ball next month where we have Irene from Home and Away coming along," he said.

"There is still time to grab one of the limited tables which are left."

Ability Ball

When: September 19, 6.30pm

Where: Bundaberg Civic Centre

Cost: $55

Contact: 4155 6121



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