The Gold Coast Bulletin awarded Tony Hickey and his annual Red Shield Breakfast Event the "Dig Deep Award".

The annual Red Shield breakfast at Crowne Plaza should be compulsory for everyone who ever doubts that the Gold Coast has a heart.

More than 350 of the city's moves and shakers put their hands in their pocket to the tune of more than $300,000 for the Salvo's Red Shield Appeal during a breakfast on 1 May, 2013.

The breakfast, hosted by Hickey Lawyers' managing partner Tony Hickey, drew the city's business community together to raise funds for the Gold Coast's 4000 homeless.

It proved once again that pound for pound the Gold Coast is the most charitable city in Australia.