Local charity benefits from Philanthropic Friday

ALPINE Shire Council has donated more than $1000 to a local charity as part of its “Philanthropic Friday” initiative.

Staff who wear casual clothing to work on Fridays donate a gold coin toward the cause, and at the end of the year the chosen local charity receives the proceeds.

The Thathangathay Foundation, run by local resident Justin Crawley and involving Bright P-12 College and the Bright Football Club, received $1067.

The foundation works to improve the future prospects of young men from the Aboriginal community of Wadeye in the Northern Territory, bringing them to Bright to learn skills that allow them to return to their community and be self-sufficient.

Manager Governance Sonia Sanchez del Rio said the foundation was chosen for its strong positive contribution to both the Bright and Wadeye communities.

“Staff are happy to support a charity that works so hard to provide these young men with skills for the future, as well as involving local students and sporting clubs,” she said.

“Philanthropic Friday is always very well received and it’s fantastic to be able to contribute to such a good cause.”

(from left) Glen Dumoo, Alpine Shire Council Manager Governance Sonia Sanchez del Rio and Thathathangathay Foundation’s Justin Crawley.

Local chaity, Thathangathay foundation, recently benefitted from Council's Philanthropic Friday program

GOOD CAUSE: (from left) Glen Dumoo, Alpine Shire Council Manager Governance Sonia Sanchez del Rio and Thathathangathay Foundation’s Justin Crawley.


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