Outback council staying in pyjamas for good cause
THE Quilpie Shire Council staff will be coming to work in their pyjamas next month as part of a charitable initiative.
CEO Dave Burges said council likes to do out-of-the-ordinary things to support charities and lighten up the workplace.
“As an organisation we raise money for charities every year,” he said.
“One of our staff had an idea that we could support this foundation raising money for foster care children.
“One of our values is fun and humour; we do try and support charities, we try to have fun at work, and this is a combination of the two.”
He said Council has also supported the Royal Flying Doctor, Cancer Council and Friends in Isolation.
It was council worker Megan Rojek’s idea for council to support the initiative.
“I just saw that next month was pyjama month and I thought that would be a fun thing to bring into the workplace,” Miss Rojek said.
“They support and help kids, especially younger children in foster care.”
Proterra Group has already donated $500 to the cause and Council is looking for some more support.
“Our fundraising page is running today all the way up to the 31st of July,” Miss Rojek said.
“It’s a great cause because just to bring a smile to a little kid’s face in foster care would be really good.”
Council workers will show up to work in their pyjamas on July 17.