Rainbow Beach Drought Runners Report January 2022

Last month I thanked so many people that donated and made our big delivery of hampers and presents to Winton a huge success.

A big thank you to Trevor Tramacchi and his co-pilot Ken Warne (I think) who delivered the three pallets and other items to Winton for us. With the floods the only way out was via Rockhampton to Longreach for the night, where they delivered $1000 to the principal of the School of Distance Education.

Next morning they unloaded in Winton coordinated by council family support and also left $3000 in Visa cards. They came back via Miles but had to detour a few times before arriving home at midnight.

The country to Winton from Longreach is terrible and much of the district is still a dustbowl missing all the rain so far. This delivery coincided with the Winton street parade on 10 December making distribution of supplies easier.

Our load was topped with further donations from Lexie Hanson and Gavin Freeman, Jim Snee, Tin Can Bay Bakery, and Mary of Rainbow so a big thanks to you all. Also I must thank Al at Ace Wholesalers for loading the pallets late in the evening and Wayne Kerle for sorting all of our can and bottle collections at Bay Auto Tin Can Bay.

A big thankyou to the Breeze Holiday Park who have made mesh baskets to make our bottle and can sorting much easier at Carlo Point.

Thank you all for your continued help over the last six years. In that time we have helped a lot of farmers and businesses including Drought Angels, Fencing for Fires, Blaze-Aid, and feeding homeless in Gympie where we are supplying hams this year.

Wishing you all a safe and happy new year.

Tony Stewart 0408767930 rainbowfishing@southernphone.com.au

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