As part of the Lewis Land Group’s community programme, Redclifffe venues The Belvedere Hotel and The Komo donated $20,000 worth of toys to three local charities ahead of the Christmas and holiday season.

Redcliffe Hospital, Hummingbird House and the Pyjama Foundation received $10,000, $5,000 and $5,000 worth of toys and gifts respectively.

The Komo donated $10,000 worth of toys for the Emergency Department, Maternity and Neonatal Units and Paediatric Ward and Child Protection Units to the Redcliffe Hospital, for a range of 0-16 years.

The Belvedere donated $5,000 worth of gifts for older kids (ranging from 10-18 years old) to the Pyjama Foundation – an organisation dedicated to providing children in foster care with the opportunity to change the direction of their lives with learning, life skills and confidence. The Belvedere purchased a range of toys from Toyworld and other gifts from brands such as Lush, Colette, Rebel Sport, Cotton On and Typo.

The Belvedere also purchased $5,000 worth of toys for Hummingbird House, Queensland’s only children’s hospice, for kids of all ages.

The Lewis Land Group runs its Christmas toy donation each year to spread joy and give back to the local Redcliffe community in time for the Christmas season.

“Our annual Christmas toy donation is just one of the initiatives we take for the local communities, but it’s by far one of our favourites,” said Chris Allison, Queensland Regional Manager at the Lewis Land Group.

“Being able to provide gifts to babies and children in care is one of the most rewarding things we could do and we’re in a fortunate position to be able to do this for our communities.

“At the Lewis Foundation as a whole, we mainly focus on children and paediatrics, community welfare such as homelessness, healthcare, and indigenous welfare through the Lewis Foundation. The Group likes to build great communities whether in residential, retail or leisure – it’s something that sets us apart. All of our venues also sponsor their local sporting groups.

“We’re very fortunate to be able to give back to our local communities through the Lewis Foundation. The beauty of it is it’s leveraged through our local connections, and it gives us a good platform for engaging with the community and being a good local and corporate citizen.”