More than $20,000 was raised for State School chaplaincy programs across Redlands Coast at the Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast, a special annual event that brings together the community to support school chaplaincy programs benefitting more than 14,500 local students each year.
Held at the Alexandra Hills Hotel Conference Centre on Friday 16 October 2020, the event brought the amount raised in the past six years to more than $120,000.
Due to COVID-safe requirements, a reduced gathering of 96 people attended the breakfast, which in the past has attracted almost 300 people.
Attendees included school chaplains, church and school leaders, government representatives, business people and community members, who enjoyed a talk by guest speaker Andy Gourley from Red Frogs Australia and founder of the Red Frog chaplaincy program, which helps safeguard teenagers at schoolies events and festivals.
The event included the inaugural Pastor Glen Gray Award, which recognises an outstanding school chaplain doing great things in our community. The 2020 award went to Grant Lea for the amazing work he has done supporting students at Dunwich State School and The Sycamore School.
Take a look at the Redland City Mayoral Prayer Breakfast EVENT PHOTOS.