Students’ concern boost for farmers
FAIRHOLME College Toowoomba has done its bit to show Biggenden farmers doing it tough there are people who care.
The Year 11 home economics cohort gladly collected donations of biscuits and ingredients as part of the Baked Relief campaign.
It has been supported by the Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Network, who helped co-ordinate the drop-off point through
Veronica Jensen The hand-written notes showed the students had put a lot of caring thoughts into the project
Biggenden Post Office.
Students also wrote messages of support.
Teacher Jody Friend said more than 10kg of flour and 10kg of rolled oats had gone into the latest batch of Baked Relief biscuits.
Biggenden mail contractor Veronica Jensen said it felt good to be able to help deliver the cakes and biscuits.
“It wasn’t about how large or small the parcels were but the thoughts behind it,” Ms Jensen said.
“Also the pretty paper and coloured ribbons along with the hand-written notes showed the students had put a lot of caring thoughts into the project,” she said.
“My husband Cliff also received some positive feedback from the men at the saleyards.”
Donation recipient Michelle Radel said she was feeling blessed.
“People who don’t even know us but care, it's really lovely,” Ms Radel said.
Christine Holder said it was a wonderful surprise.
“I felt really choked up, it was so nice of them,” Ms Holder said.