MAKING a difference to others has been the lifetime commitment of Tauranga mayor Greg Brownless.
He founded the Legacy Charitable Trust, which has gifted over $2.5 million back into the community since its inception, after setting up the Legacy funeral home and structuring the business model to benefit the community.
Greg’s experience in this industry saw him volunteer his services for months on end after the tragic 2004 Boxing Day tsunami in Thailand, to assist in identifying and repatriating the remains of hundreds of foreign nationals who perished, back to their homelands and their families.
Although civic duties have a big call on his time, Greg is also a well-known thespian and participant in musical theatre and performance in the Bay, among many other interests and as a patron to organisations he fosters in the Tauranga area.
He will be sharing his captivating story at the Eastern Bay Community Foundation annual fundraising dinner on June 14 at Roquette Restaurant in Whakatane. All funds raised will assist the Eastern Bay Community Foundation to continue its work in connecting people who care, with causes that matter, in order to make our region a better place to live, work and play.
Tickets are available from the foundation’s executive officer Rosemary Sloman on 021 997495 for $95, which includes a glass of wine at the door and a three-course winter-themed dinner, followed by Greg’s presentation.