Rainbow Beach pharmacist, Chris, and assistant, Naomi Cole, say come in and buy your ticket for the Kids Bush to the Beach!
Come along to a gala fundraising event at the Gympie Civic Centre on Friday, December 16 at 6.30pm.
“Next March we want to bring a busload of kids from the west that have really gone without over the last five years, to enjoy our beautiful area,” says Tony Stewart from Rainbow Beach Droughtrunners.
“They will stay at Cathy House in Tin Can Bay for the week and with enough finances we hope to get them to Australia Zoo and Underwater World, Mooloolaba, as well as enjoy our local attractions.”
Also organised by Tin Can Bay Lions, they are hoping for a $4000 grant as costs could be $15000 plus.
The fundraiser evening will include a two-course meal, bar, auction of donated items, Livewire Band and Lee Conway with special guests.
Tony is optimistic, “With enough numbers we are hoping to get a bus from Rainbow Beach. I believe TCB have taken plenty of seats already.”
As for the current climate situation, Tony says, “Summer rains are badly needed. Although rain has fallen, some still missed out.
“I spent time at School of the Air in Longreach where kids numbers have dropped away. As soon as school term finishes the banks are moving more families from their properties.”
Donations are still gratefully accepted and a big thank you comes from all those out west for the food parcels, the IGA’s and donation tins.
“Hopefully we can buy some Christmas pressies for the kids next and if anyone is travelling Longreach way before Christmas, could you please call me,” Tony asks.
Buy your tickets from Tom Grady and ARB in Gympie, Rainbow Beach Pharmacy, Rainbow Beach Tourist Centre (7th Wave), Tin Can Bay Bakery, Jillys, Cafe to the Max or call Tony: 54868666 or Jill: 54862843