The Rockhampton branch of Community Supporting Inc generally meet on the 1st Thursday of each month and this is sometimes done ‘out of session’ or by phone when people are not available.
We have a great uptake of the house particularly from our police officers in the Southern Region (Longreach area) who often travel to Rockhampton for medical appointments.
The house continues to be maintained by the local committee and is well utilised.
In September 2013 we had a working bee which resulted in a huge clean-up of the yard, including the removal of a ‘palm bonsai’ by Assistant Commissioner Condon with his chainsaw after it had been carefully and meticulously pruned by Inspector Tony Wood! A great afternoon where 4 huge loads of garden waste (trees, branches, limbs etc) were taken to the dump. It’s likely we will need community assistance in the future, so if you would like to lend a hand, please contact us using the form below.
The contribution of time, effort and money from our supporters, local members of parliament and Councillors for the Rockhampton CSP branch makes this unique.
The Committee has been fortunate to have two of our female officers on maternity leave who have worked tirelessly on various fundraising activities. They have often taken their newborn babies to meetings, on prize sourcing trips and to the various events we have held, and raised substantial amount of funds for the maintenance of the accommodation.
Recently we had a donation from our local MP: a bicycle jersey that we will be auctioning. And recently our member Mr Bill Byrne also gave a financial contribution of his parliamentary pay rise. He is indeed a great supporter of CSP Rockhampton.
One of our local Councillors Rose Swadling (who is a member of our Committee) also donated funds to the CSP committee and attends meetings and fund raising events. Another great community supporter.
Some of our fundraising activities have been:
- Emergency Services Day stall with photos on police bike
- Pie Drive
- Trivia Nite
- Charity Bowls Day
- Stalls at Markets
- Multidraw raffles
The primary contact for our group is via internal email. However if not available then please use this form to contact us about assistance where required. We will generally get back to you within 24 hours.