Tannum Crab Classic gives back with scholarships worth $20,000

Tannum Crab Classic gives back with scholarships worth $20,000

THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY TANNUM CRAB CLASSIC (TCC) EVENT WAS SUCCESSFULLY HELD EARLIER THIS YEAR. THE ANNUAL EVENT RAISES MUCH NEEDED FUNDS FOR LOCAL FAMILIES LIVING WITH A DISABILITY AND CONTINUES TO GROW EACH YEAR, WITH THIS YEAR BEING NO EXCEPTION!

Gladstone Community Linking Agency (GCLA) have endorsed the TCC Family Fun Day since 2017, in that time they have been able to facilitate equipment to children in the Gladstone region with a disability. With funds raised from this year’s event GCLA and TCC have been able to establish two $10,000 Scholarships through CQUniversity; theCQUniCares Tannum Crab Classic 10th Anniversary Scholarships, enabling two people with a disability to pursue University studies. After careful consideration, the panel has awarded the first of the two scholarships to Robert Kerr. Robert said he was grateful to be the recipient of the CQUniCares TCC Scholarship which will assist with costs associated with setting up his home office to complete his University studies. “Amongst the consumable costs to set up an ergonomic home office, I will now be able to purchase reference books with the Scholarship funds,” Robert said.

Robert commenced his Bachelor of Laws in July 2012. But a life-changing event back in 2009, with a repeat event in September 2014 saw him damage his lower back (L4 and L5). After a referral to a neurologist in February 2015, examinations and MRIs, he was advised it was inoperable. Since then he has had limited balance and has trouble walking any distance and must use an aid. Robert is currently pursuing a PhD in the Law discipline. Once completed he intends to develop proposals to the Justice Department and the Attorney General.

CQUniversity’s Associate Vice Chancellor for the Gladstone region, Professor Owen Nevin, congratulated Robert for being presented the scholarship, and thanked TCC and GCLA for their generous support. The application process will begin again in November to award the second of the two CQUniCares Tannum Crab Classic 10th Anniversary Scholarship. GCLA will advise when applications open in 2020, so keep up to date and like GCLA & TCC’s Facebook pages, @gladstonecommunitylinking and @tannumcrabclassic. Funds raised from the Tannum Crab Classic event programme doesn’t just assist those families living with a disability, it also helps support local charity groups and organisations. Just under $15,000 was raised for community organisations that help the TCC Family Fun Day run smoothly.

The funds were broken down in the following way $960 to local SES; $960 to Helicopter Rescue;$2,000 to Boyne/Tannum Rotary and $10,000 to Seagulls JuniorRugby League ClubThese volunteer-based organisations give their valuable time to help grow the TCC event and invest in our community each year. Through the community’s generosity in attending the event TCC are able to give something back to these valued organisations.