The developers of Parkridge Noosa, Altum Property Group, along with its financiers Thakral Capital have made a $10,000 donation to local charity The Board Meeting.
Altum Property Group director Alex Rigby made the announcement at the recent inaugural Parkridge Noosa golf day where clients and their associates enjoyed a round of golf at Noosa Springs golf course followed by a lunch in the stunning display suit.
Chairman of The Board Meeting Mark Skinner was in attendance to accept the donation and said he was blown away with such a sizeable contribution, particularly after only recently meeting the Altum team.
“The Board Meeting commenced in 2005 after a group of local surfers got together to help a local disabled child attend a swim meet overseas and over the years we have raised over $1.5m to provide a range of support services for children with serious disabilities,” Mark said.
“I think it’s ironic that the good old surfing network has helped get this significant donation over the line with both Alex Rigby from Altum and Gregg Piercy from Thakral Capital keen surfers in their own right.
“This donation will go direct towards supporting those families who have fallen through the cracks of Government support and are doing it extremely tough financially. The Board Meeting provides that conduit between those within the community who would like to help others and those that really need this outside support.
“As well as providing a range of support services to children with serious disabilities, we also fund a respite service through a professional care centre to help the parents of disabled children so they can have a weekend off while their child is professionally cared for. We’ve found this to be very beneficial as unfortunately having a child with a disability tends to increase stress on parents.”
Alex Rigby said he was impressed that the Board Meeting’s team of volunteers have been able to make such a massive contribution to the lives of so many local children.
“Mark and his committee have done an amazing job over the years, it’s really inspiring considering they are a bunch of surfers who volunteer their time and resources to make a huge difference to those in need,” Alex said.
“Best of all, it’s reassuring to know that all of our donation goes directly to assisting those in need as opposed to paying for administration costs.”