Multi-utility surprises local families doing it tough

Multi-utility surprises local families doing it tough
(left to right) Camp Quality’s Rachel Murray, Leukaemia Foundation’s Anais LeGall, The Cancer Support Group’s Anna Maxwell, SIDS and KIDS ACT's Nathalie Maconachie and ActewAGL’s Paul Walshe

Canberra families going through a hard time were guests of honour at the 2015 ActewAGL Royal Canberra Show, which boasted a jam-packed line-up of events including jousting, horseback riding, car shows, Motorcross and farm animals.

The electricity and gas distribution company teamed up with local charity organisations Camp Quality, The Cancer Support Group, Leukaemia Foundation, and SIDS and Kids ACT, offering each organistaion entry tickets, showbag vouchers and ride tickets to hand out to families in need.

ActewAGL director marketing and corporate affairs Paul Walshe said the community organisations do outstanding work throughout Canberra, and it was important to help put a smile on the faces of families doing it tough.

Camp Quality gave its show packs to local families with a child living with cancer, the Leukaemia Foundation passed them on to families experiencing blood cancer, The Cancer Support Group gave them to children battling cancer, and SIDS and KIDS offered them to bereaved families with young children.

“We’re going to offer them to our Puggles support group, which is a free playgroup for bereaved families who have young children. This is just such a lovely way to bring families together and we are so grateful to ActewAGL for their ongoing support,” SIDS and Kids ACT chief executive officer Nathalie Maconachie said.

Another show is already planned for next year.