Thanks again from the Droughtrunners

Tony Stewart from Droughtrunners and volunteers unloading donations to Mitchell last month

Tony Stewart from Droughtrunners and volunteers unloading donations to Mitchell last month

We have continued to send out vouchers to fire victims and CentaCare in Longreach who deal in mental health.

We sent $3500 this month and another $2000 to CentaCare and next week another $2000 will be sent to the group called ‘Fencing for Fires’ who are doing a tremendous job in NE Victoria.

Our next trip with supplies is down to Warwick, Stanthorpe where many are struggling and water is very short, with 50 tanker loads a day going to Stanthorpe.

The 25mm this week was just a drop in the ocean for the Longreach area which is doing very badly as they missed most of the summer rains.

Thanks must go to Clive Sandison and his wife who delivered our donated camper trailer into Albury, which will go to the fire area for accommodation.

Droughtrunners supplied the fuel with accommodation generously paid for by Michelle Barry from Finemores Transport in Gympie.

Many thanks also to Bev Yeaman and Wayne Kerle for their help and M Watts for a wonderful donation to the BOQ.

Due to social distancing, the Gympie CWA still haven’t been able to help with the mango chutney making, but I have managed a few batches at weekends, filling 200 jars so far.

This has been well received and thanks to Martine Lokan for helping to sell this and raising funds for the Droughtrunners.

Hopefully for the holidays we can get the trolleys and collection tins back into operation.

Till next month, stay safe.

Tony Stewart: 0408767930, email: rainbowfishing@southernphone.com.au