Tony Stewart – 0408 767 930
Hello again from Rainbow Beach DroughtRunners.
Since our big run of supplies last month to the Drought Angels at Chinchilla, we have been working on our next run to Longreach in early December to the School of Distance Education.
We have been accepting essential items for some Christmas hampers, as well as our usual help from Big W in Gympie who wrap donated presents mainly for children.
There are still certain areas in Western Queensland that have had another poor season with many families really struggling, so that is why we let School of Distance Education coordinate our donations to those most in need.
If anyone can help we really need Christmas cakes or puddings, fruit mince tarts and any other Christmassy items including kids toys.
We have just purchased 36 Christmas cakes and will make more to start proceedings. Colleen from Cooloola has also bought a box of Lions Christmas cakes.
Thank you again to Wayne Kerle who continues to coordinate our can and bottle collections, and to all our other bottle and can donors including Kingfisher Caravan Park, Tin Can Bay Yacht Club, Tin Can Bay Country Club, Tin Can Bay Holiday Park, Carlo Point Caravan Park, and Bay Auto. To all the shops with our tin collections, thank you for your continued support.
Another big thank you to Leena and Steve from Tin Can Bay who continue to drop food off for our hampers. Any food items can be left at Cooloola Coast Realty just near Woolworths, so with all your support hopefully we can send some Christmas cheer to the bush again.
Our donations this month have been $1000 to Fencing For Fires and $1000 to Centa Care for Mental Health in Longreach.