Stuckey names two more koalas and calls for funds

11 Dec 2017 2:27 PMJann Stuckey

MEDIA RELEASE Stuckey names two more koalas and calls for funds Today member for Currumbin. Jann Stuckey, a long-time supporter of the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital will add to her expanding brood of four koalas by naming two joeys. Ms Stuckey was the successful bidder at the seventh annual gala dinner in April this year and has been eagerly awaiting for the joeys to emerge from their mother’s pouches. “Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and the hospital have always held a special place in my heart, which is why I lobbied hard to get a significant funding promise from the LNP before the election,” said Ms Stuckey. “The LNP committed to a $900,000 funding boost to allow Currumbin Wildlife Hospital to care for sick and injured animals for years to come if we won Government, and I am calling on the Palaszczuk Government to show their support and do the same. “For several years now I have been putting my own money where my mouth is by bidding generously at the annual gala dinner which is a major fundraiser for the hospital. “Today I am naming one joey Ohsha after my god-daughter and the other Sid, after my good mate Sid Cramp. “Each year the number of sick and injured wildlife increases and places a huge strain on the dedicated staff and resources. “The wildlife hospital treats in excess of 8,000 sick and injured native animals, and they need adequate funds for equipment, medicines and staffing. “We must all do our bit to reduce the carnage which is why I supported a petition for a speed review for Tallebudgera Connection Road. “And we must address the loss of koala habitat by planting plenty of eucalypts and supporting the sanctuary’s ‘Tree to Me’ program. LNP’S FUNDING BOOST – CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE HOSPITAL • Additional $100,000 in 2017/18 • Additional $100,000 in 2018/19 • Additional $350,000 in 2019/20 • Additional $350,000 in 2020/21 ENDS