Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast to be held on Friday, September 8.
Mayor Karen Williams said money raised at the event would support chaplaincy and wellbeing officers in Redlands state schools.
“This breakfast provides a great opportunity for residents to support programs that directly benefit about 15,000 students each year,” she said.
“Chaplains and, more recently, wellbeing officers offer mentoring, role modelling and pastoral care to improve student welfare and help them reach their aspirations in learning and in life.
“These programs also provide support to local families and school support staff, so it is important the chaplains and wellbeing officers are there when someone needs to reach out for support.
“Last year’s breakfast raised a record amount of more than $30,000, which was shared between all state schools on Redlands Coast.”
Nominations are also open for the Pastor Glen Gray Award.
“This award recognises an outstanding school chaplain who has demonstrated significant social, emotional and spiritual support to students, parents and school employees,” Cr Williams said.
“All chaplains employed within a Redlands Coast state, Catholic or independent school are eligible for nomination.”
Nominations close on Monday, August 14 and the award recipient will be announced at the breakfast.For more information visit redland.qld.gov.au.