Two local community organisations, Gladstone Community Linking Agency (GCLA) and the Tannum Crab Classic have formed a partnership. This exciting new partnership between the Tannum Crab Classic and GCLA will see the combined efforts of both organisations creating new and improved avenues for local families to improve the daily lives of their children.
The Tannum Crab Classic is an annual event which raises much needed funds for local families who have a child with a disability in need of equipment, as well as raising awareness of men’s mental health and suicide prevention. The weekend consists of a men’s only camp for about 50 men at Lillie’s Beach. It’s a chance for men to get some quality bloke time and chew the fat – and catch the crabs for the competition!
New partner, GCLA, promotes people who have a disability and the aging as valued, respected, participating members of the community. Over the last 23 years, GCLA has carved a path as an innovative leader in the Disability and Aged Care sector. GCLA assists people with various levels of support in their own home, respite or out in the community. They are also willing to work with other like-minded organisations to increase the levels of support across the region.
The Tannum Crab Classic started as just a few mates coming together to raise much-needed funds to provide equipment to children in the community who have a disability and has quickly grown to over 50 men. Last year the ‘All Bucks, No Jennies’ phrase was put aside with the introduction of a Girls Night Out – a fun-filled night with lots of excitement and plenty of raffles and prizes to support the fundraising efforts of the ‘Bucks’. This is complimented with a family fun day open to one and all.
The Tannum Crab Classic event will be held on 22 and 23 April 2017.
Saturday 22, April 2017: Girl’s Night Out at the Tannum Sands Surf Lifesaving Club
Sunday, 23 April 2017: Family Fun Day at the Tannum Sands Seagulls Rugby League Club – Raffles and Crab Prizes
With the drive and success of both GCLA and the Tannum Crab Classic, along with the support of our local community, this is going to be a fabulous weekend with a difference!
Come down to the Boyne Tannum area for an opportunity to bid for a crab in the richest crab race in Australia. Last year’s prize money was $2,000!
To enquire about disability and aged care services, contact GCLA on 4972 8855.
To enquire about the Tannum Crab Classic, contact 0402 432 569.