Vil­lage raises thou­sands for farm­ers in drought

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A MACKAY re­tire­ment vil­lage has raised more than $12,000 for farm­ers bat­tling through drought in re­gional Queens­land.

Car­lyle Gar­dens Mackay has tal­lied up do­na­tions and fundrais­ing wind­falls from more than 180 res­i­dents af­ter a gath­er­ing on Au­gust 31.

So­cial Ac­tiv­i­ties Club Pres­i­dent Yvonne Nurn­berger was proud to say the in­door bowlers and other res­i­dents of Car­lyle showed over­whelm­ing sup­port for farm­ers do­ing it tough.

A to­tal of $12,221 was raised through raf­fles, din­ner and do­na­tions.

“We are so grate­ful for the gen­eros­ity of our res­i­dents, some of whom have friends and fam­ily di­rectly af­fected by drought,” Mrs Nurn­berger said.

The vil­lage will present a cheque to the Coun­try Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion (CWA) for The Ru­ral Cri­sis Fund.

Car­lyle Gar­dens So­cial Ac­tiv­i­ties Club has also raised $4002 for the Can­cer Coun­cil’s Big­gest Morn­ing Tea. Ad­di­tion­ally, a group of crafters raised $5604 at the Spring Craft Fair for the Mackay Foun­da­tion. It as­sists mem­bers of the com­mu­nity in mis­for­tune or des­ti­tu­tion.

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