Child protection the theme of action-packed fun day

Published: 01 Sep 2022

Keep the kids busy while supporting a good cause!

Mackay Family Support Alliance (MFSA) are holding a family fun day at Caneland Central on Thursday, September 8.

The fun day will run from 10am to 7pm and, with approximately 20 stalls planned, there will be something on offer for everyone.

The event is being held in line with Queensland Child Protection Week (September 4 to 10). This year’s theme is “Protecting Children is Everybody’s Business”.

“This year, the alliance will host a free event to help promote awareness in our community,” Alex Whippy (Mackay Family Alliance Member) said.

“It will be a day of fun and free activities for the little ones, young people and families,” she said.

“There will be story time sessions, puppets, balloon twisting, face painting, kids’ yoga, Sensory Circus, fairy floss and even dancing with Patrick Thaiday and ball drills with the Mackay Cutters.”

Mackay Community Services will be present with a host of information stalls to answer questions about accessing supports and services for their families and free giveaways.

The event is free, and no bookings are required.

The Mackay Family Support Alliance (MFSA) is a large group of government and community-based organisations working together to support families.

Mayor Greg Williamson said council was proud to be part of MFSA.

He said the alliance did a tremendous job of promoting the value of children and focusing attention on the issues of child abuse and neglect.

“This will be a great event and I hope families come along and make the most of all the games and attractions on offer,” he said.

MEDIA RELEASE:  Mackay Family Support Alliance