YEEHA: Livingstone Shire Council members get into Beef Australia 2015 spirit to raise money.
YEEHA: Livingstone Shire Council members get into Beef Australia 2015 spirit to raise money. Contributed

Livingstone council staff kick up the dust to raise funds

STAFF at Livingstone Shire Council love nothing better than dressing up for a good cause, and last week was no different.

The team "Beefed it Up" during Beef Week to raise funds for the Red Shield Appeal.

Council's chief executive officer Justin Commons said one day each month, Livingstone Shire Council staff are encouraged to dress up to celebrate our lifestyle and civic pride.

"Staff normally 'Go Troppo' on the last day of each month, however Beef Week is an important week in the region's calendar and our council was keen to show our support while also using the opportunity to raise funds for the Red Shield Appeal," Mr Commons said.

"The initiative allows staff to leave their uniforms in the wardrobe for the day and have a bit of fun while supporting a worthy cause."

Livingstone staff donned boots, jeans, bandanas and sported some rather interesting hair variations for the entire week.

"Staff held two morning teas at Anzac Parade and the Cordingley St depot in Yeppoon on Friday where staff raised $475 for the Red Shield Appeal.

Their fundraising tally is now at $675 and staff will fundraise until the end of May.

The next "Go Troppo" Day will be held on May 29, and local businesses in the shire are encouraged to join in dressing down to celebrate with council.

For more details or to become involved with Troppo Day, phone council's customer service team on 4913 5000 or email events@livingstone.qld.gov.au.



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