Spinal Life Australia has received nearly $1200 to help the organisation support Bundaberg residents with spinal cord damage or related physical disability after a recent charity auction held through Bundaberg Regional Gallery.
Stunning photographs of Bundaberg’s sister city Nanning, China, provided by the Guangxi Women Photographers Association, were auctioned off with a total of $1,184 raised.
Spinal Life Australia Chief Executive Officer Michael Powell said the funds will be used to improve services and community connections for Bundaberg residents with spinal cord damage.
“We opened an office space in Bundaberg in Bourbong Street in November 2017,” Mr Powell said.
“The aim of the Bundaberg office is to deliver a more region-focused approach to service delivery to members and clients with spinal cord damage and this wonderful donation will help us continue our services in the region.”
Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey said he was delighted to hand the cheque over personally today.
“These funds will no doubt make a big difference for the local delivery of Spinal Life Australia services,” Cr Dempsey said.
Cr Dempsey said Nanning and Bundaberg held a joint exhibition and auction event, with the Bundaberg gallery showcasing photos from Nanning photographers, while the work of talented Bundaberg photographers was exhibited in Nanning.
“It has been very pleasing to make this contribution on behalf of our blossoming sister city relationship, this exhibition marked the first major cultural exchange between Bundaberg and Nanning,” he said.
While the exhibition has closed, you can still view the images by clicking here.