Kid­ding about for drought

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THE Booyal Bun­yips’ DVD fundraiser cam­paign made it to the up­per ech­e­lons of power last week when lo­cal MP Stephen Bennett made a spe­cial men­tion of it in Queens­land Par­lia­ment.

Booyal Cen­tral State School stu­dents helped film and edit the Kid­ding About for Drought DVD and even man­aged to rope in some celebri­ties to tell a joke or two.

Mr Bennett pur­chased the DVD ear­lier this year and was im­pressed with its high qual­ity and the ef­fort put in by the young en­trepreneurs.

Mr Bennett said Queens­lan­ders had a proud rep­u­ta­tion for help­ing their mates in times of need.

“There are drought­stricken fam­i­lies, our fel­low Queens­lan­ders, who need our help,” he said.

Mr Bennett said singers such as Troy Cas­sar-Da­ley, Adam Brand and Beccy Cole were among the well-known names that fea­ture in this won­der­fully up­lift­ing DVD.

The Kid­ding About for Drought project has been a chal­leng­ing and im­mensely re­ward­ing jour­ney for the Bun­yips, not only equip­ping these young stu­dents with skills and con­fi­dence, but also bring­ing smiles to the faces of many farm­ing fam­i­lies do­ing it tough.

So far the school has raised about $3000, which is a great ef­fort for a coun­try school of 23 stu­dents.

But the stu­dents are not stop­ping there, aim­ing to fundraise $10,000.

“I can as­sure mem­bers that they are more than ca­pa­ble of reach­ing that tar­get,” Mr Bennett told par­lia­ment.

“I would like to con­grat­u­late all stu­dents and staff in­volved in this heart-warm­ing project.”

Mr Bennett urged the MPs to buy a copy of the DVD and sup­port the cause.

Or­der your copy on­line at www.booy­al­bun­yips.com.

PHOTO: JODIE DIXON BIT240316BOOYAL01

BOOYAL BUN­YIPS: State Mem­ber for Bur­nett Stephen Bennett with Booyal Cen­tral State School cap­tain Jes­sica War­ren.

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