IGA do­nates $700 to fix Monto Girl Guide hut roof

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

MONTO’S Girl Guides re­ceived a wind­fall from the lo­cal su­per­mar­ket to fix their build­ing.

Ten cents from ev­ery pur­chase of an IGA prod­uct goes to­ward its Com­mu­nity Chest fund.

Us­ing this fund, IGA do­nated $700 to the Monto Girl Guides, who are rais­ing funds to re­pair the roof of their meet­ing hut.

The roof and gut­ter­ing of the build­ing had rusted out and was in need of main­te­nance.

Monto IGA man­ager Sharon Han­ley ap­proached them with the of­fer to ap­ply for the com­mu­nity chest af­ter see­ing a Face­book post from the Monto Guides Sup­port Group.

“Most peo­ple ap­proach us, but I saw that the Girl Guides were look­ing, so I went to them,” Mrs Han­ley said.

“I was a Girl Guide; well, I think I did it for a week.”

“Two dol­lars a week out of each child isn’t much, so hope­fully $700 is enough to put a big dint in their fundrais­ing.”

Girl Guide leader Donna Zum­bansen said the Guides Sup­port Group helped keep the or­gan­i­sa­tion run­ning.

“We have to pay rates and in­sur­ance, so they fund-raise money for that to keep it go­ing,” Mrs Zum­bansen said.

The Monto Girl Guide meet­ing hut has been around since the 1960s and has quite a bit of work that needs do­ing.

The Guides are still get­ting quotes on how much it will cost to make the re­pairs, but the do­na­tion from IGA is hoped to cover a great deal of it.

“This is go­ing to be a huge dint so we’re very grate­ful,” Mrs Zum­bansen said.

“For us, nor­mally that’s a lot of pies to sell, a lot of raf­fle tick­ets.”

The Guides run two pie drives a year, and are look­ing at do­ing plant and cake stall sell­ing items grown and baked by the girls.

These events are or­gan­ised by the Guides Sup­port Group for fundrais­ing.

Most of the money that was in the com­mu­nity chest has gone to­ward the Guides, but groups look­ing to ap­ply can get in touch with Mrs Han­ley.

“We’ve given out a lot over the last two years, so hope­fully there’s enough there to get them half a roof at least,” she said.


COM­MU­NITY CHEST: Monto IGA has do­nated $700 to the Girl Guides to fix their roof.

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