GEN­ER­OUS BRIGALOW DO­NA­TION

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PRO­CEEDS from the Brigalow Charity Bush Car­ni­val held last Septem­ber have gone to­wards vi­tal cancer re­search fund­ing.

Mem­bers of the Brigalow Recre­ation Ground As­so­ci­a­tion last week gave a cheque worth $5000 to the Chin­chilla Cancer Coun­cil.

As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent and coun­cil­lor Greg Olm said sev­eral mem­bers of the tight-knit com­mu­nity of Brigalow had been af­fected by cancer in re­cent years, in­clud­ing his own wife, Glenda.

“My wife died of cancer in 2016,” Cr Olm said.

“It’s not iso­lated to us, but it’s a small com­mu­nity and we know ev­ery­one,” he said.

“We’ve been touched with cancer on more than one oc­ca­sion so we just think its a fit­ting cause.

“If the money we give can go to­wards a cure, well that’s what its all about.”

Record num­bers came out to the charity event last year, with just fewer than 700 peo­ple go­ing through the gates.

“Last year was our biggest year that we’ve had,” Cr Olm said.

“It was a lot of peo­ple. “We’ve been well sup­ported by the Brigalow com­mu­nity and the wider com­mu­nity, so it was a great day and that’s rea­son why we could give so much away.”

Cr Olm hopes this year’s event will be even big­ger and bet­ter.

PHOTO: JOSEPH BAR­CLAY

CLOSE-KNIT: Brigalow Recre­ation Ground As­so­ci­a­tion sec­re­tary Greg Dal­gliesh, pres­i­dent Greg Olm, Chin­chilla Cancer Coun­cil chair­man Lorna Gadsby and BRGA trea­surer Colleen Matthews.

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