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GLADSTONE Ports Corporation has announced children’s charity Give Me 5 for Kids as its 2019 Botanic to Bridge beneficiary for Gladstone’s biggest fun run.

The GPC event is now in its tenth year and has invested more than $395,000 into the local community.

GPC acting chief executive Craig Walker said through the event GPC sought to support organisations that contributed significantly.

“With Give Me 5 for Kids as this year’s worthy beneficiary, every step participants take will help to deliver life-saving equipment to the Gladstone Children’s Ward, ensuring our local hospital staff can further support Gladstone families well into the future,” Mr Walker said.

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“We are thrilled to be able to bring this wonderful event to the Gladstone community as it provides further opportunity to support amazing organisations such as Give Me 5 for Kids which are making a real difference.”

Mr Walker also acknowledged the many worthy applicants who were in the running for this year’s community beneficiary.

Give Me 5 for Kids Gladstone representative Kyra Bell said they were thrilled to be named as the 2019 Botanic to Bridge community beneficiary.

Santos GLNG Plant Manager, Grant James, said they were proud to partner with B2B and Give Me 5 for Kids.

Give Me 5 for Kids has been supporting and raising money for local children’s hospital wards across regional Australia for the past quarter of a century.

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