Lo­cals help­ing lo­cals

Western Times - - NEWS -

AS THE year drew to a close, ladies of the Charleville CWA were kept busy with dona­tions, which con­tin­ued to come in from the as­so­ci­a­tion’s drought ap­peal.

Work­ing along­side the Charleville Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre, QCWA Charleville spokesper­son Su­sann Ran­son said a num­ber of gen­er­ous dona­tions had been passed on to farm­ers in Novem­ber and De­cem­ber.

“In to­tal, more than $8000 has been used by the CWA to pur­chase vouch­ers for lo­cal busi­nesses, which are then kindly dis­trib­uted by sup­port work­ers from the Charleville Neigh­bour­hood Cen­tre, who have face-to-face con­tact with lo­cal farm­ers and knowl­edge of their in­di­vid­ual needs,” she said.

“This process of dis­tri­bu­tion works well be­cause donors can be con­fi­dent of their funds reach­ing the in­tended re­cip­i­ents quickly, and our or­gan­i­sa­tion re­spects the anonymity of farm­ers who re­ceive this as­sis­tance.

“Yes, this is just a bit of ex­tra work for us but we think of our­selves as short-term cus­to­di­ans who enable these funds to reach peo­ple in need.”

Mrs Ran­son thanked a num­ber of donors who had made con­tri­bu­tions.

“One donor, Mr Ken Ware, who is a res­i­dent at Earl Haven Re­tire­ment Vil­lage in Nerang, worked tire­lessly to raise $5000,” she said.

“Other dona­tions have been re­ceived from Earl Haven Busi­ness Group, L&B Collins, Tim’s 24/7 Car Wash, Tassie Posh Shoot­ers Group, Old Blokes 2018 Re­union and the QCWA Spring­brook-Medgeer­aba Branch.”

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