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anti-poverty week eat, pray, act event - october 20, 2016

Seven days of Anti-Poverty Week activities came to an end in Mount Isa on Thursday, October 20, as we hosted our “Eat, Pray, Act” Dinner at our Short St headquarters. Open to all community members, we had a range of activities such as craft, different presentations from local groups, great food, and a service bingo. We also awarded prizes for our Mercy In Action photography competition - the lucky winners were very excited to enjoy their new bikes and helmets! A great evening had by all. 


On Wednesday, October 19, the Cloncurry Neighbourhood Centre held two events to mark Anti-Poverty Week. The day started with the Cloncurry Shining Stars Literacy Event in the morning, where little ones and their parents got to read a book under fairy lights. Later that day, the grand opening of the Neighbourhood Centre's new premises was underway. Father Mick Lowcock, Dr Damien McGee, Hombre Major and Centacare NQ Director Peter Monaghan participated in the official ribbon cutting ceremony; followed by performances from the St Joseph's Catholic School ukulele group and the Cloncurry State School JumpStars skipping rope team. Our visitors also enjoyed a sausage sizzle and delicious wood-fired pizza from our new oven. Thank you to all who attended!

anti-poverty week read.know.learn.grow event - october 17, 2016

Photos from our Read.Know.Learn.Grow literacy event in Mount Isa held on Monday, October 17, marking Anti-Poverty Week. Little ones and their parents enjoyed an afternoon of reading at the Civic Centre Lawns, and every child received free books and a pillow. It was a great afternoon had by all, and certainly a fantastic kick-start to our Anti-Poverty Week events!


Happy NAIDOC week! This morning Centacare North Queensland participated in the Townsville NAIDOC March along Ross River Road, where we proudly carried our banner. We also took part in the Deadly Day Out at Riverway - many attendees stopped by to visit the Centacare stall, learn about our services and grab some goodies. Here are some photos from the day.

Centacare NQ Circus at the Pacific Festival Parade - June 5, 2016

Centacare was pleased to participate in the 4TOFM Pacific Festival Parade. Townsville staff put together a colourful Centacare Circus float, complete with a tent, animals, performers and a ring master. The float highlighted our work in the Protective Behaviours space, and served as a reminder to our community to reach out when support might be needed. “We wanted to play on the words that life is a circus, and remind people that we are here to help,” Deputy Director Paula La Rosa said.

Biggest Morning Tea - May 26, 2016

Our Townsville office hosted the annual Biggest Morning Tea on Thursday, May 26. Staff got together to share a cuppa and delicious treats, and help those affected by cancer. A total of $409.45 was raised for the Cancer Council - thank you to all that donated and contributed to a fantastic morning!

Not Now, Not Ever

Take up the challenge to put an end to domestic and family violence

The month of May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month. All over Queensland, workplaces, schools, communities and sporting clubs are taking up the challenge to put an end to domestic and family violence. Centacare North Queensland's Townsville office took up the challenge by supporting domestic and family violence prevention activities.

For more information on the 'Not Now, Not Ever' campaign, click here.