Captain Cathryn Williamson and Yvonne Nowell at the control centre for the appeal.
Captain Cathryn Williamson and Yvonne Nowell at the control centre for the appeal.

$3500 raised in Red Shield Appeal

A CAR load of volunteers from the Rural Fire Brigade helped raise $3980 in Warwick at the weekend as part of the Red Shield Appeal.

Salvation Army Captain Cathryn Williamson was happy with the amount gathered considering there were only 15 collectors involved.

“We would love to have 150 (volunteers) and hope more sporting clubs and groups will give a couple of hours of their time next year,” Capt Williamson said.

The Red Shield Appeal is conducted nationwide and all money goes to a central body but some comes back to support the Southern Downs area.

This was the first Red Shield Appeal in Warwick for Captains Cathryn and Mark Williamson after they moved from Newcastle.

“A lot of our work is alcohol and drug rehabilitation,” Capt Williamson said.

“People seeking emergency assistance need a referral from Centrelink and will be interviewed by our welfare worker Glenda Gilham.”

There was $860 collected at Allora.

While the Red Shield Appeal has been completed, donations are still welcome online at www.salvationarmy.org.au, by calling 13SALVOS or at the Grafton Street store (eastern side of fuel station).



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