Sunday afternoon, a brightly coloured crowd lazed their day away at the beautiful St Aubins Village celebrating the start of Spring and supporting RACQ CapRescue.
The inaugural Spring Picnic, proudly sponsored by Civil Support, saw guests soaking in the change of season, enjoying delicious food, fun entertainment and wonderful company.
Communications and Engagement Officer Kim Moss said the event was inspired by a connection with the owners of St Aubins as they are on the frontline of witnessing the work of RACQ CapRescue.
“Lauren, Jan, and the team are so close that they can’t miss the helicopter heading out on tasks. They are great supporters, and our crew often find themselves enjoying the hospitality, she said.
And plenty of people on Sunday also enjoyed the food and location.”
The afternoon started with music from the Capricornia Silver Band; attendees enjoyed individual boxes of savoury and sweet treats whilst viewing the latest spring fashions, and a mini flower workshop kept the creative minds busy. Others relaxed on their blankets as Damo and Lee wrapped up the afternoon.
As the first event of its kind held by RACQ CapRescue, it was well received and enjoyed by those who attended.
Sponsor Mark Prideaux of Civil Support said they were delighted to be a supporter of RACQ CapRescue and the vital service they provide to our local communities.
“A Spring Picnic, what a great idea and a great way to relax on a Sunday afternoon while supporting CapRescue, he said.
Civil Support was proud to sponsor this event. The food was great, and the wonderful volunteers ensured we all enjoyed the afternoon’s activities. Mark it down as a must do for next year and come along and support the crew.”
Community Fundraising Officer Caitlin Buttenshaw said that whilst numbers were limited; the afternoon still raised almost $6000.
“We have many people to thank for this great result, Civil Support, our volunteers, the market stall holders, those who donated raffle prizes and of course, the people who took the time to come along on Sunday,” she said.
For any more information on RACQ CapRescue events and photos from the day, head to the Facebook page – Spring Picnic Photos.