THE combination of supporting a charity while indulging his love of “boys’ toys” was a lure too strong for Chris Kingsbury.
A long-time supporter of the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation, Mr Kingsbury is thrilled to have joined the Trinity Powersports Sea-Fari as a platinum sponsor.
The event, held on Australia Day 2017, raises funds for cancer services within the Far North.
“It was just a natural fit for me. I took part in the event last year and had a great time so I thought this time I would help this great organisation make a difference to people who are unwell with cancer,” Mr Kingsbury, of Totally Workwear Cairns, said.
“We provide the shirts for the Foundation volunteers, for cycling events and for the Wayne Leonard’s Motorcycle Muster. This will actually be my fourth jetski fundraising event for the Foundation and I can’t wait,” he said.
“I love getting out on my Harley for the Muster and it’s great fun getting out on the water for Sea-Fari as well. I’m a chronic boys’ toys fan,” Mr Kingsbury said.
“Cancer took my Mother in in 2001 and in recent years we have known many people whose families have been touched by cancer,” he said. “When we look back at what the FNQ region has given us, we’re really very grateful. We love our home and this is one way that we can make a difference and help others,” he said.
Mr Kingsbury also recently initiated the Guinness World Record for the most people whistling at the same time, raising money for the Salvation Army. In addition, he has sponsored a drought-relief initiative, taking food and gifts to drought stricken farmers.
The Trinity Powersports Sea-Fari is a jetski powered island hop through the Great Barrier Reef’s iconic northern waters – between Yorkeys Knob and Port Douglas, held on Australia Day each year.
Considered one of the most spectacular jet-ski routes in the world, the event raises money for the Cancer Care Ward at Cairns Hospital via donations to the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation. The funds raised are used to enrich the lives of people undergoing treatment for cancer in Far North Queensland.
Trinity Powersports Sea-Fari is in memory of Cairns Hospital cancer patient Brian ‘Unit’ Wilson whose vision for an aquatic fundraising event has generated more than $140,000 since its inception in 2011.
Mr Kingsbury also recently initiated the Guinness World Record Attempt for the most people whistling at the same time, raising money for the Salvation Army. In addition, Totally Workwear Cairns and Townsville together are currently active Sponsors of NQ Drought Relief Care 2017, taking food and gifts to drought stricken farmers west of the Great Dividing Range, who have been feeling the pinch of five years’ drought conditions.
To participate in Trinity Powersports Sea-Fari, buy a raffle ticket or donate, visit www.seafari.org.au.
Photo: Chris Kingsbury loves the chance to get out on the water on his jetski.
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