Childcare helping out
NUMEROUS businesses in the Maranoa are doing their part to held those affected by drought.
Roma Goodstart Early Learning hosted a drought fundraiser afternoon on Wednesday to raise much needed funds for the Drought Angels.
Director Tabatha Lippert said it was a way to celebrate connecting and coming together as a community.
“Obviously being in a rural and remote area the drought is something that is alive and happening,” she said.
“It has been happening quite a while. Our culture of families that are in attendance at Goodstart Early Learning is conversations we are having all the time.”
Ms Lippert said the afternoon enabled community members to come and enjoy time with their family without the hassles of everyday worries.
“The Drought Angels obviously support Aussie farmers, particularly in rural and remote areas, and today it is not just us putting this event on, it the community who have come and helped us,” she said.
“All the little bits are making a difference. We have got Woolworths here supplying the food, entertainment from Ian Jackson, an ice cream truck, plus so many wonderful community businesses who have donated prizes for raffles.”
Overall Ms Lippert said the aim of the day was also for children at Goodstart to develop a better understanding of the drought and the region.
“We want the children to grasp a better understanding of our environment and understand how to conserve our water for sandpit play, watering our vegetables,” she said.
“These kids are our next generation, so if we want to make a difference and a change we need to start as early as possible.”
FAMILY FUN: Sam and Matilda Crouchley, Rachel and Sammy Nixon and Remi Cowan and Maggie Mohr at the Goodstart Early Learning fundraiser.