Locals helping locals
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.”