Local Toowoomba charities and community groups will receive a share in $94,500 as a result of the 2017 Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland event.
Hosted by the Lions Club of Toowoomba West, the Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland is an annual event that brings the community together with a spectacular lights display in the Botanic Gardens at Queens Park.
Toowoomba Hospital Foundation CEO Alison Kennedy, Lifeline Darling Downs and South West CEO Derek Tuffield, Toowoomba Hospice Chairman Graham Barron and Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland Project Chairman Marshall Cox.
$94,000 was raised from the 2017 event, with the three main beneficiaries – the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation, the Toowoomba Hospice and Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland - each receiving $30,000. The remaining $4,500 will be shared between a number of community groups.
2017's event saw, 76,150 people visit Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland, over 810kg of sausages and steak cooked, over 12,000 balloons were given out and 1,592 individuals volunteered with hours worked totalling 5,547 hours.
A total of $949,500 has now been raised through the Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland, and they have their sights firmly set on reaching the big $1 million in 2018.
Let’s help them reach their goal.