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Build A Bike 2019

Build A Bike 2019

Are you interested in making a difference this Christmas? 

In partnership with Act For Kids, GCCEC invites you to donate to our Build A Bike charity event to be held on Tuesday 10th December 2019.

This Christmas our joy is knowing that our small gesture will bring smiles to many little faces.

“The joy that a brand new bicycle brings when one suddenly appears on Christmas day for a child is like magic. You can see it in their eyes, both the disbelief and the joy. Like other children, they have a new bicycle which will bring them years of enjoyment and fitness through outdoor activity"
- Gary Poole, Act For Kids Regional Director 

Over the past 3 years, the GCCEC team and over 50 generous businesses built bikes for children and donated 126 bikes to Act for Kids, just in time for Christmas. All involved really enjoy building the bikes, knowing our donation was going to the most vulnerable children in our Gold Coast community.

Case Study:
A family with four children who have a parent significantly affected by mental illness we about to celebrate Christmas with no gifts for the children as the family barely manages to provide food, clothing and shelter. The Act for Kids staff member advised that the mother that all the children were to be gifted donations from Build A Bike and she cried when she told her and spoke about her feelings of hopelessness leading up to Christmas knowing that she was not able to provide gifts for her children. She described the donations as being gifted by angels.

"My bike is very special to me because I learnt to ride without training wheels so I'll remember it forever."
- Jiselle, 7 years old. 

"My bike is the fastest bike in the world!!!"
- Kai, 4 years old

"I love my bike because we all get to do family things together and take all our bikes."
- Belinda, 6 years old

This year we want to grow our event, with an aim to donate over 100 bikes collectively with Gold Coast businesses to spread the Christmas cheer. We are asking for your investment in a bike and donation of time with your team members to assemble these gifts.

This year we welcome donations for individual children or families so that all siblings can share the joy of being gifted a bike this Christmas. 

Your Donation:

$300* includes 1 bike, 1 helmet and 1 pump 
$600* includes 2 bikes, 2 helmets and 2 pumps 
$900* includes 3 bikes, 3 helmets and 3 pumps 
$1200* includes 4 bikes, 4 helmets and 4 pumps 

*includes GST

To register your interest please fill out a registration form and return to
by Friday 18th October 2019.


What Our Clients Say

I have conducted two major formal dinners at GCCEC for approx 700 people each time, the more recent of these being held in March 2015. I am completely satisfied with all aspects of working with GCCEC and their performance in presenting our function. They were completely professional and were willing to do things exactly the way I wanted them done, even meeting some unusual requirements. When I requested to make layout changes only hours before the dinner the request was accommodated immediately and with professional ease. The dinner was an alternate drop three course full service meal with drinks package, and it was without a doubt the best formal dinner I have ever attended. I have managed many similar dinners in the past but this dinner achieved by far the best result, it was the easiest to organise and to then manage on the night. Our GCCEC functions manager was a competent and willing professional who achieved an absolutely flawless event. I am still trying to understand how the catering staff were able to prepare almost 700 perfectly cooked and presented meals and get them to the tables whilst still hot. An excellent event perfectly presented by cheerful and competent professional staff.

Bruce Schmidtchen
Chairman, 5RAR Assoc Inc 50th Anniversary Reunion Committee

We have held our major event, the Conference of Major Superannuation Funds (CMSF), at the GCCEC on six occasions since it opened in 2004. Through holding our event at the GCCEC we have established a terrific relationship with the venue. Each and every staff member works tirelessly to ensure that our event is run to the highest calibre. Any task, no matter how little or large is undertaken to ensure our expectations are met and our event is delivered successfully.

AIST Events Team

It’s the small things that make such a big difference. My organisation has held its conference annually at GCCEC since 2008, during which I’ve experienced unparalleled service. I continue to be amazed by the dedication, friendliness and professionalism of all staff – be it sales and event management to back of house and floor staff. They know my event inside and out, making the experience seamless. I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every conference I’ve held here!

Marika MacKenzie
Communications Manager, Optometry Queensland Northern Territory

You guys did it again! It is such a pleasure to work with a dedicated, proactive and friendly team. Your can-do attitude, your attention to detail and your willingness to try something new all help to make our lives easier and to keep our event fresh and interesting. Once again, the food was superb and the level of service provided by everyone at the centre was exceptional.

Julie Hood
Director Events Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association

There is no doubt that next time we need to be ‘creative’ on the Gold Coast; the GCCEC is the only venue we’d choose. No matter how difficult or unusual our demands prior to the event, nothing proved impossible for you and during the conference your professionalism and attention to detail ensured that everything ran without a hitch enabling us to focus properly on the job in hand. Last, but not least, the catering was superb!

Greg O’Neil
General Manager - Rural Merchandise CRT Rural Supplies