RESIDENTS across the Sunshine Coast will band together for a big day of fundraising next week in support of Cancer Council Queensland.
The Beerwah Sports and Spring Carnival will hit the Beerwah Sports Ground for the 41st year on Saturday, August 25, from 8.30am with an exciting schedule of activities set to attract families from across the region.
Committee chairman Bruce Page said the event was organised as a way of giving back to the Cancer Council for the work they did in the local community.
"So many people in our region are touched by cancer in some way and Cancer Council Queensland has been a vital source of support for them," he said.
"We chose to support Cancer Council Queensland because we can see the progress that is being made in cancer research and are wholeheartedly supportive of the facilities they make available to cancer patients and their families including accommodation lodges."
Mr Page said he was keeping his fingers crossed for better weather this year, after last year's muddy grounds hindered attendance.
"Last year we had terrible weather and there was mud everywhere, but people still came down to visit the stalls and buy cakes, and did anything they could to support the cause," he said.
Mr Page said visitors would be spoilt for choice at this year's carnival, which has a full program of horse events a Show and Shine for cars and utes, athletics, street entertainers, live music, an animal nursery, fashion parade, rides, market stalls, freestyle motocross and side-saddle riding.
"There really is something for everyone and all age groups can get involved," he said.
All proceeds will go directly to Cancer Council Queensland's vital cancer research, education programs and patient support services.
"It's important to that we all do something to give back to our community and I welcome everyone to come along," Mr Page said.
To find out more, visit the Beerwah Charity Sports Day Facebook page.