REVEALED: Celebrity guests for Captain's Dinner announced
THERE was a packed house in the Kingaroy RSL on Thursday morning for the Mayor's Charity Breakfast.
More than 100 attendees enjoyed the event which combined the launch of the 2019 Relay for Life with a visit from remarkable special guest, Hetty Johnston.
Hetty Johnston AM is a former Queensland Australian of the Year.
As the executive director of Bravehearts Australia, she has lobbied strongly for better child protection in Australia for more than 20 years.
"One in five kids are sexually assaulted in this country, before they turn 15," she told the crowd.
"This could happen to anybody."
Mayor Keith Campbell said he was extremely grateful for the large turnout and recognised the hard work of all involved, especially Ms Johnston and her husband, Ian.
Everyone waited with bated breath for Relay for Life patron Carl Rackemann to reveal this year's celebrity captains for the Captain's Dinner on Saturday, July 27.
The first captain announced was former Queensland and Australian cricketer Greg Ritchie, a guest who was unfortunately double-booked two years ago and 10 days out from the event advised he was unable to attend.
The second guest announcement brought loud gasps of disbelief from the crowd, indicating record-holding solo sailor Jessica Watson is sure to be a highlight of the evening.
The third captain is still being confirmed, however Mr Rackemann hinted they came from a rugby league background.