OVER the past 12 months, the Apprentice and Trainee group from Gladstone Ports Corporation has raised $7378, which it will donate to a range of local charities.

Acting CEO Craig Walker said he was “blown away” by the amount raised by the group and is very proud of their dedication.

“As part of our Apprentice and Trainee program, the cohort is tasked with raising funds for charities that benefit our community each year,” Mr Walker said.

“Our Apprentice and Trainee group, alongside some of our Tradespeople, have raised a phenomenal amount over the 12 months and I thank them for their dedication and countless hours they have given to undertake the fundraising.”

Organisational development specialist Greg Seeds said the group plans to donate money to the Australian Red Cross, the Gladstone Hospital, Ray’s Soup Kitchen, the Leukaemia Foundation and the Movember Foundation.

“The funds will be going towards purchasing equipment, fuel vouchers and cash donations,” Mr Seeds said.

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“A notable donation is a water rower that has been purchased for the Gladstone Cardiac Rehab Unit, which will be of fantastic benefit to patients who have cardiac issues.

“I am proud to look after such an exceptional group of men and women.”

Electrician Anthony Cobb said he was proud to take part in the fundraising program over his four years as an apprentice with GPC.

“Gaining an apprenticeship at GPC is a fantastic opportunity and it was very rewarding to take part in the fundraising program,” Mr Cobb said.

“We made some great donations over my four years and last year’s cohort were really committed to raising a high figure so we could give back to multiple charities.”

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