On Tuesday 13 June a number of staff and students attended the Red Frogs Gala Dinner, held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank. The fundraising event this year was a special one since it acknowledged the work of Andy Gourley who first brought Red Frogs into existence 20 years ago.

The Red Frogs Chaplaincy Network began in Australia at Schoolies Week in 1997. Red Frogs have been part of university culture since 2002 and now support over 140 student residential colleges across 24 universities in Australia as well as a number overseas. At Cromwell, Red Frogs support many of our major events such as Bunker, @ Home and Mini Ball as well as All Age activities. Even over the next few weeks, when examinations are in progress, they will make a couple of visits to supply pizza and pancakes to sustain, and support, many stressed students.

The Gala Dinner attracted nearly 900 guests and was well supported by residential colleges at the University of Queensland, as well as businesses and notable sporting organisations, such as the Queensland Reds. Nearly $220,000 was raised to support the work of Red Frogs in both Australia and overseas.