LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: South Burnett Mayor and former Brisbane Broncos star, Shane Webcke at the Mayor's Christmas Community Luncheon.
LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN: South Burnett Mayor and former Brisbane Broncos star, Shane Webcke at the Mayor's Christmas Community Luncheon.

GALLERY: Region gets behind Mayor’s Christmas lunch

THIS year’s Mayor’s Christmas luncheon was an emotional blend of laughs, tears and motivation.

Over 200 South Burnett residents enjoyed a festive lunch and an inspirational speech from one of Australia’s greatest sporting stars.

South Burnett mayor Keith Campbell invited former Broncos star Shane Webcke to the region and he did not disappoint.

Webcke told motivational tales from his sporting days, but it was the moving stories about his mother and father that had the audience in tears.

The former Queensland State of Origin star’s father was killed in a tragic farming accident, but it was that moment that strengthened his relationship with his mother and his sport.

The rest is history, going on to represent Queensland and Australia in the sport of rugby league and forging a career as a television sports reporter following his playing days.

Mayor Keith Campbell was very proud of the region for their support of the Christmas luncheon.

“I am very happy with the level of support from the community and the businesses who made contributions,” he said.

He confirmed all the funds from the event would go to assist families who may be struggling to make ends meet over the holiday season.

“They will be distributed to all the care agencies in the region who look after those who are less fortunate than the majority,” he said.

Check out our photo gallery of all the action from the 2019 Mayor’s Christmas Community Luncheon below.

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