Village raises thousands for farmers in drought
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.