Coles Cleveland has gone above and beyond by raising funds for Queensland’s only children’s hospice through its annual trivia night.
It formed part of a one-month fundraising appeal for seven charities across Australia to support local causes close to the hearts of customers and team members.
The Cleveland supermarket is rallying behind Hummingbird House, Queensland’s only children’s hospice and a home away from home for babies, children and young people living with life-limiting conditions.
The fun-filled Disney-themed trivia night was hosted by Coles Miami store manager David Richmond and was enjoyed by Coles team members and Hummingbird House representatives.
With $20 a ticket to join in on the night and 50 prizes up for grabs through the purchase of raffle tickets, the store raised $14,800 on the night and $3000 in donations in the lead-up to the event to support Queensland kids.
This year marks Coles’ tenth year in partnership with Hummingbird House, during which time Queensland customers have helped raise more than $4.3 million for the charity through various initiatives.
Hummingbird House general manager Ellen Whittaker said Coles’ partnership has made a genuine difference to hundreds of Queensland children and families over the past ten years.
“Our partnership with Coles started out with only a few stores in Brisbane’s south-east to now encompassing the entire state with fundraising in over 180 stores to help children with a life-limiting illness and their families across Queensland and northern NSW,” she said.
Coles group general manager of corporate and Indigenous affairs Salley Fielke said the one-month appeal was just one way that local stores cpuld give back to the community.
“This year’s seven charity partners have each been chosen by our state operations teams and many of our team members and customers have close connections to their causes,” she said.