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Frontline Appeal Dinner

Raising vital funds so school chaplains can continue supporting youth and children in Queensland

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Nambour RSL

Matthew St, Nambour – commencing at 6:00pm

For over 26 years, our children and young people have been supported by a team of passionate, dedicated, hope filled people. Our chaplains have served faithfully and we celebrate their achievements and look to continue supporting them as they work with Queensland’s young people in the years ahead.

The Frontline Appeal Dinner will be an evening of spectacular entertainment, wonderful company and delicious food. Most importantly, you’ll hear inspirational stories from students and chaplains on the ‘frontline’ of our schools. You will also have the opportunity to invest in this vital initiative to support the social, emotional and spiritual needs of our children.

You can impact young lives for many more generations to come.

Keynote Speaker

Lachie Smart

Lachie Smart the worlds youngest person to fly around the planet in 2016.  He landed his Cirrus SR22 at Sunshine Coast Airport at Marcoola just before 8:00am. To the cheers of friends, family, and a swarm of supporters, he completed the last leg of his journey by taxiing through an arch of water from local fire trucks. Smart emerged from the cabin of his plane and punched the air in jubilation.

In completing a 45,000-kilometer trip that took almost two months to complete, he has set a new world record. At 18 years, seven months and 21 days old, Smart is now the youngest person ever to complete the journey, which was two-and-a-half years in the planning. The previous record holder, American Matt Guthmiller, finished the trip aged 19 years, seven months and 15 days.

He had words of advice for anyone daring to take on a big challenge. “Don’t be afraid to dream big and when you have a goal go for it. ‘


Hosting a table at the Hope Rising / Frontline Chaplaincy Appeal Dinner, Sunshine Coast

Guests generally are invited by a Table Host, who has generously committed to inviting a table of 10 to attend the dinner and are people who are passionate about the work chaplains do in schools and want to see children supported and nurtured as the grow.

There is no up front ticket fee for attending the Hope Rising Dinner. Generally guests are invited to make a donation at the end of the evening that would not only cover the cost of their meal but also generously support the work of chaplaincy across the State.

5 simple steps to hosting a table:

  1. Confirm you can host a table with Kerry Evans  – mobile 0412 515 827
  2. Make a list of colleagues who you would like to invite to the Dinner.
    A table is made up of 10 people. Make it clear to your colleagues that while the dinner is provided free of charge compliments of SU QLD, this is a fundraising dinner to improve the lives of Queensland youth. So please invite those with a capacity to give generously on the night.
  3. Invite these people to the Dinner by 1 June using the Hope Rising Brochure brochure.
  4. As each of your guests confirm their attendance, email their contact details to Kerry Evans.
    They will be sent the relevant event information. We will need their names and email addresses, and, if possible their postal addresses and phone numbers. Again, please pass on each individual’s details as they confirm with you—don’t wait until you have a full table.
  5. All guests will receive a confirmation reminder before the event.

Your role as a Table Host is critical to the success of the Hope Rising / Frontline Chaplaincy Appeal Dinner.

Register Your Interest

If you’d like to be involved with the Hope Rising Dinner, Sunshine Coast as a Table Host or guest, please contact us using the form provided.

Alternatively you can contact Kerry Evans, Regional Manager, Sunshine Coast Wide Bay on or mobile 0412 515 827

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