A $13,000 donation has been handed over to Pine Rivers Neighbourhood Centre from the proceeds of the Pine Rivers BrisBricks Lego Expo, held in Strathpine earlier this year.


The donation, from door fees at the Expo, will help to fund the on-going work of the Neighbourhood Centre’s Kids Friends Mentoring Program.


Ms Melinda Fleming, Director of the Neighbourhood Centre, outlined to those gathered that the Kids Friends Program receives no government funding and relies on generous donations such as this to continue mentoring children in our community.


Mr Russell Bates, representative of BrisBricks, stated that supporting a program that provided assistance to children fitted perfectly with the ethos of BrisBricks.


The cheque was presented in a custom made Lego presentation box, built especially by Mr Bates for the occasion.


Mr Seath Holswich, State Member for Pine Rivers, was excited about the benefit this year’s inaugural Expo has brought to the Pine Rivers community.


“This $13,000 for the Neighbourhood Centre goes with nearly $4,000 raised for local schools through the sausage sizzles to mean this has truly been a significant event for Pine Rivers community groups.”


“I am pleased to announce that the Expo will be back in 2014, for three days over the June long weekend.”