Big finale for Random Acts of Kindess week
Friday 14 December 2012 12:03 PM
Some huge discounts on North Queensland merchandise were delivered to happy shoppers by James Tamou and Anthony Mitchell on Thursday night to end the inaugural Cowboys’ Random Acts of Kindness Week.
The two NRL squad members dropped in on the end-of-year merchandise sale and randomly selected some Cowboys fans who were then able to take up to $100 off their already discounted purchase.
“There were some pretty surprised people when we served them and then said we were going to give them a discount on top of the discount they already had,” Mitchell said.
“It’s a good time of year to help people out and even better when they are Cowboys fans.”
Earlier in the day, some Queensland Country Credit Union customers were in luck when they walked into the branch at Willows Shoppingtown.
Waiting for them were Cowboys Michael Morgan and Glenn Hall who were in the branch to pay customers’ bills as well as handover some cash to spend on Christmas/New Year celebrations.
Random Acts of Kindness Week also included free fuel for motorists at Caltex Pimlico, a cheque for the Townsville Community Learning Centre to use for their pool heating project, Coles/Myer gift card donations for Coast to Country Housing Company and Food Relief NQ, manpower from Scott Bolton and Aaron Payne to help load hampers and gifts for recipients of the annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Appeal and presents for patients in the Children’s and Rehabilitation Wards at Townsville Hospital.
Front-rower Ashton Sims kicked off the week at Hot FM studios in Townsville by donating a $200 hamper of toys to donate to Southern Cross Austereo’s I Believe In Christmas appeal.
The radio station will pass the toys on to the Salvos who will then distribute them to needy local families in time for Christmas.