Charities win on Race Day
THE Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise annual Race Day was held in Toowoomba on Saturday night, with more than 250 people filling up a marquee trackside despite the miserable conditions.
TSBE executive chairman Shane Charles said the Race Day was a great event to bring together their members for networking.
"We find through both our enterprise evenings and social events that members get to know other businesses and work out where deals can be struck up,” Mr Charles said.
"As well as a great night out and support for the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation, these events give our members a chance to talk to us directly so we can hear how we can add value back to their company.
"It's great to have members TACAPS, Apricity Finance Group, CMT Haulage and Axiom Insurance get behind the event as sponsors, with many businesses booking tables for their staff to let their hair down.”
Toowoomba Hospital Foundation CEO Alison Kennedy was the MC for the event helping to raise funds for the charity, through raffles and a yabby race, with thousands of dollars raised.
"The funds raised at the event will go toward this year's Clifford Gardens Toowoomba Hospital Children's Appeal, supporting our littlest patients, and will go a long way to helping hospital staff provide the best services and care where they need it most,” Mrs Kennedy said.
Mr Charles said 2017 had been a strong year for many businesses across Toowoomba and the Western Downs in a range of industries.