Go­ing to Xtreme for kids

Central and North Rural Weekly - - NEWS - Suzanna Hin­dle news@ru­ral­weekly.com

FIVE de­ter­mined moth­ers in cen­tral Queens­land have de­cided to go big with a ma­jor fundraiser for the Theodore Early Child­hood Cen­tre.

Bron­wyn Brun­ton, Jane Con­way, Jess Weim­nar, Natalie Good­land and Suzanna Hin­dle are stag­ing Theodore’s Xtreme 1 Bulls and Bar­rels Bo­nanza to help raise much-needed funds for their lo­cal kinder­garten and day­care cen­tre.

Join­ing forces at the be­gin­ning of the year, th­ese busy ladies have started or­gan­is­ing a rodeo fea­tur­ing bulls and bar­rel rac­ing and are ea­ger to see this new event be­come a huge suc­cess.

TECCA trea­surer and spokesper­son Bron­wyn Brun­ton moved to a cat­tle prop­erty north of Theodore with her hus­band and three young girls in 2014.

“This year I wanted to join the com­mit­tee to help with fundrais­ing,” she said.

“It is a bonus to be work­ing with an amaz­ing group of ded­i­cated and like-minded women.”

The Theodore Early Child­hood Cen­tre is a not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion that re­lies on the sup­port of lo­cals and fundrais­ing events to keep the doors open for the chil­dren of Theodore and sur­round­ing ar­eas.

This es­sen­tial ser­vice op­er­ates as a com­bined kinder­garten and day­care cen­tre for the com­mu­nity.

The TECCA com­mit­tee mem­bers have made it their mis­sion to or­gan­ise a rodeo that will ap­peal to ev­ery­one.

It is a huge task for the ladies but they are ded­i­cated and driven to mark it as a per­ma­nent event on Theodore’s tourism cal­en­dar.

Al­ready se­cur­ing the Oc­to­ber 7 date at the Theodore Show­grounds, they have or­gan­ised a stel­lar night fea­tur­ing buck­ing bulls, bar­rel rac­ing, food, bar and live mu­sic.

Lo­cal busi­ness Xtreme 1 Servo Theodore has come on board as prin­ci­pal spon­sor for the event and is ex­cited to be work­ing with TECCA to help make the fundraiser a suc­cess.

The prof­its from the rodeo will go to­wards over­haul­ing the out­side of the cen­tre, mak­ing way for new play equip­ment, grassed ar­eas and a sen­sory wa­ter area for the chil­dren.

“This rodeo is huge for us. We are ex­cited about work­ing with Xtreme 1 and mo­ti­vated to make it a great fam­ily night out in Theodore,” Mrs Brun­ton said.

TECCA will be ac­tively pro­mot­ing the rodeo through­out Queens­land un­til Oc­to­ber, which is af­fil­i­ated with the Cen­tral Rodeo Cow­boys As­so­ci­a­tion (CRCA).

If you would like to come on board or help in any way, con­tact Bron­wyn via the Face­book page: Theodore’s Xtreme 1 Bulls and Bar­rels Bo­nanza.

Itisa bonus to be work­ing with an amaz­ing group of ded­i­cated and like-minded women. — Bron­wyn Brun­ton

PHOTOS: COULTON’S COUN­TRY PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

MUM’S THE WORD: Theodore Early Child­hood Cen­tre (TECCA) com­mit­tee mem­bers Bron­wyn Brun­ton, Natalie Good­land, (back) Suzanna Hin­dle, Jess Weim­nar and Jane Con­way are busy or­gan­is­ing Theodore’s first rodeo in decades. All the pro­ceeds will go back into the cen­tre.

CHILD’S PLAY: Funds raised from the rodeo will go back into the The­o­r­dore Early Child­hood Cen­tre to build new play equip­ment, a grassed area and a sen­sory wa­ter area for the chil­dren.

FUNDRAIS­ING POW­ER­HOUSE: This group of dy­namic mums from the Theodore Early Child­hood Cen­tre has joined forces to raise much-needed funds for bush kids.

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