Redlands Foundation donates $30,000 to Traction to help disadvantaged youth

FOR THE YOUTH: Traction CEO Sandy Murdoch receives a cheque from Redlands Foundation committee member Garry Hargrave.
FOR THE YOUTH: Traction CEO Sandy Murdoch receives a cheque from Redlands Foundation committee member Garry Hargrave.

THE Redlands Foundation has supported the charity Traction with $30,000 to assist their continuing operation in the Redlands.

Traction helps young people by providing a welcoming and safe learning environment, meals when needed, opportunity and a place for personal development, and access to other support and programs.

Sandy Murdoch founder and CEO of Traction said the money would help vulnerable young people in the Redlands acquire new skills and build resilience through attending a course at Traction.

The organisation has been operating in Redlands since 2015 and has assisted more than 500 disadvantaged young people.

President of Redlands Foundation Don Seccombe said the foundation was proud to assist such an outstanding local charity.

"Whilst Redlands enjoys an enviable lifestyle there unfortunately are still many persons who suffer poverty, distress and lack of opportunity."

Redland Foundation is a philanthropic organisation that gives back to the community by collecting funds through donations, bequeaths and fundraising events in order to give to those in need.

"The foundation provides a vehicle whereby donations can be specifically targeted and anonymously given if required," Mr Seccombe said.

"Being not for profit means every dollar raised is injected into the community and stays within Redland City".

The Redlands Foundation distributes more than $100,000 per year through the Ian McDougall and Jeffery and Geraldine Underhill grant programs, in addition to its significant support for domestic violence victims assisted by the generous support from Dan Holzapfel.

The foundation also has established a Disaster Relief Fund to ensure immediate financial support is available to support local residents, businesses and organisations impacted by natural disasters.