Wagga Skyworks donates $10,000 to local children's charities

Wagga Skyworks has not only won the hearts of Wagga Wagga residents but the inaugural event, held on Sunday 31st of December has raised more than $10,000 for local children and families in need.

The major beneficiary of the event, Country Hope has received $10,000 and $2,500 worth of John Deere toys which have been generously donated by Hutcheon & Pearce. Ronald McDonald House Wagga Wagga has also received a percentage of the proceeds from the soft drink sales on the night.

While there are no definitive numbers, reports suggest 10,000 – 12,000 residents attended the free community celebration at APEX Park. The results of the Wagga Skyworks Visitor Survey confirm that 95% of attendees were from the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area and 50% of attendees took part in the event as a young family with children aged 12 years and under.

The Wagga Wagga City Council Fiery Fireworks Finale was by far the most popular element of the event however, those who completed the survey suggest the location and family friendly atmosphere were key to the events success.

410 patrons dressed in their Hawaiian shirts and counted down to the New Year at the Waterfront NYE Party @ the Boatie while 240 guests, including sponsors and VIPs took part in New Year’s on the Green at Wagga Wagga Country Club.

Wagga Skyworks is an initiative of Thomas Bros Group, who support a number of community events, charities and sporting clubs in the area. 

Thomas Bros Group would like to thank those who attended the event and the 50+ Wagga Skyworks Club Members who threw their support behind the inaugural event.

Wagga Skyworks was made possible by the following Major Sponsors and Skyworks Club Members:

To view the APEX Park Photo Gallery please click here.

To leave a review on the Wagga Skyworks Facebook page please click here.

Lisa Cameron