FEES DONATED FOR RESEARCH
Where there's a will, there's a way to help.
As a local solicitor, of GKS Law, helping the Redcliffe community is more than a motto, it's a commitment.
I recently completed a fortnight-long drive of charitable appointments for Basic Will Serivces to help local people secure their futures.
I also donated 50 per cent of my appointment fees to fund Silicosis research through the Common Good, which is an initiative of The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation.
Silicosis is a lung disease caused by breathing in tiny particles of toxic silica crystal.
It's becoming an epidemic, particularly for stonemasons who are exposed to silica dust when cutting, polishing and installing stone benchtops in kitchens and bathrooms.
Silicosis is threatening lives across Australia and it is important that research, such as that being undertaken by The Common Good, has as much backing as possible to get the best possible outcomes for sufferers.
Through local community support of the charitable appointment drive, myself and GKS Law have now donated more than $4,200 to fund research which could help treat the disease and save thousands of lives.
This article originally appeared in the Redcliffe & Bayside Herald on Thursday June 27, 2019.