Mak­ing hay as sun shines

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LO­CALS do­ing it tough in the Balonne were given some care pack­ages at the week­end as Gold Coast char­ity or­gan­i­sa­tion Sup­port the Girls teamed up with Like­minded Painters and Care Balonne to de­liver bales of hay, bras and san­i­tary items.

Kather­ine de Haan, cor­po­rate and com­mu­nity man­ager at Sup­port the Girls, said the ex­pe­ri­ence was like no other.

“The com­mu­ni­ties in the Balonne are a very close and tight-knit group who are very thought­ful of oth­ers,” she said.

“It was fan­tas­tic to de­liver over 200 bales of hay in both Be­go­nia and Nindigully and to leave fam­ily care pack­ages be­hind which could mean less in­come is spent on ev­ery­day es­sen­tials.”

Af­ter Sup­port the Girls reached out to Care Balonne, the wheels were set in mo­tion with fundrais­ing ac­quir­ing over 250 bales of hay and ap­prox­i­mately 30 fam­ily care pack­ages for both towns.

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KINGS: Chil­dren sit on top of the hay bales in Be­go­nia that were sup­plied by char­ity or­gan­i­sa­tion, Sup­port the Girls.

The hay bales ready to be dis­trib­uted in Be­go­nia.

Care pack­ages were dis­trib­uted to Be­go­nia.

Sup­port the Girls giv­ing away bras and un­der­wear.

The com­mu­nity got around the cause.

Load­ing up the bales of hay.

Load­ing bales of hay off the trucks.

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