Gold Coasters are being encouraged to dig deep to help returning soldiers with the transition back into civilian life.
Veteran support charity Wandering Warriors has teamed up with Pickering Automotive Group to raffle off a brand new MG HS Essence car in a bid to raise much needed funds.
Wandering Warriors CEO Quentin Masson DSM, told myGC 100 percent of all proceeds will go towards the charity’s support services.
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“Education is one of our primary focus areas, but we also provide respite, mentoring and welfare services. The money raised will go primarily to the provision of education courses to veterans to help them navigate the transition from military service to civilian life or business,” he said.
“While military service provides each individual with some really unique skills that are valuable to the business community, sometimes veterans need a little bit of additional education to help translate that experience into a civilian or business context.
“There is a huge veteran community on the Gold Coast, in around Southport, as well as Brisbane and Queensland more broadly, and the services that this money will go towards, and the education, really changes lives and changes the direction of families and where they’ll go as they come out of the service.”
Mr Masson said Wandering Warriors were extremely grateful for the support and generous donation from the team at Pickering Automotive Group.
“Maurie Pickering and the Pickering Automotive Group have been long time supporters of Wandering Warriors. This car is an extremely generous gift and it means that any funds that are raised will go directly to our veterans,” he said.
“We’ve got 22,000 tickets in total, and they start at $10 for a ticket. So that’s pretty good odds for winning a brand new car!”
First prize in the raffle is a 2021 MG HS Essence valued at $40,190. It is automatic, and comes with metallic paint, a panoramic stargazer sunroof and 360 degree camera. It has more space, more safety tech and more peace of mind with seven year unlimited kilometre warranty.
The second prize winner will get to choose from over 100 gift card options to the total value of $5000.