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Hands for Johaan Fundraiser at Grand View Hotel

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How To Kill Two Birds With One Stone
Struck down by the disease Meningococcal Septicaemia in 2014, Johaan Kaa, 52, as a result, lost both his hands and feet.

After many months of rehabilitation and adjusting his independent life as a husband and father of three, Mr Kaa now volunteers as a motivational speaker with Wynnum charity The Koha Shed Australia and Brendale's Youth Development Foundation. He has addressed both school and community groups. A fighter, Johaan even signed up for the 5km Bridge to Brisbane fun run to challenge himself and show his children that they can push through anything when they put their mind to it.

Mr Kaa, a resident of the Redlands for several years, is now on a mission to raise enough money to buy a bionic hand. One bionic hand can cost up to $225,000.

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Grand View Hotel

On Saturday, the 17th of June, a fundraiser will be held at the Grand View Hotel, 49 North Street, Cleveland, to assist with this quest : Hands for Johaan.

The beer garden of the Grand View reflects all which is good on the South East corner of Queensland: beautiful views across Moreton Bay to North Stradbroke Island, relaxation in the sun and the bay breeze, and a family friendly atmosphere where the kiddies are welcomed.

From 2pm to 6pm. there will be live music, raffles, as well as items up for auction.

I don't know Mr Kaa personally, but if my purchasing some Wedges and Aioli whilst sitting in the sun listening to live music and dabbling in a few raffles can help this chappie to regain some semblance of his former life, that's an easy ask.

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Beer Garden

There is a large lawn area with playground equipment for the little ones at the Grand View, and for the older kids, G J Walter Park is just down the hill, and in viewing distance from the beer garden. Just ensure that they are wearing old shoes as my kids always ran amok on the mud flats chasing crabs and crawling around mangroves.

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Looking down to GJWalter Park

To coin a cliche, that's killing two birds with one stone.

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Why? Putting the fun into fundraising
When: 2pm to 6pm
Where: The Grand View Hotel, 49 North St, Cleveland
Cost: No entry fee, but have coin for raffles
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