Twinnies success to help injured seabirds

TWINNIES Pelican and Seabird Rescue are thrilled to have received a $10,000 state grant, to assist them in continuing their work helping sick and injured pelicans and seabirds at their Landsborough rescue and rehabilitation centre.

Twins Bridgette and Paula Powers received the cheque from Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Member for Caloundra Jason Hunt, with the Premier sharing she was impressed to have seen the twins on Australian Story last year, with their appearance on the show having “served to shine a new light on their long-running work”.

“Their dedication and passion as wildlife conservationists is truly admirable, and their track record of voluntary work over so many years deserves our backing,” the Premier said.

“Our $10,000 contribution will hopefully inspire others to also support them and their mum Helen to help meet their running costs.”

Bridgette said the grant could not have come at a better time with the funding to go towards maintenance work on their physiotherapy pool and ongoing facility costs.

“We were overwhelmed by the visit and, of course, the grant,” Bridgette said.

“Our physio pool is in need of a new pump to get it back up and running to help rehabilitate our birds and this grant really could not have come at a better time.”