Angel Flight’s Val Murphy (second from left) receives a cheque from John Guthrie, store manager Rob Norris and Warwick Daily News general manager Peter Read.
Angel Flight’s Val Murphy (second from left) receives a cheque from John Guthrie, store manager Rob Norris and Warwick Daily News general manager Peter Read. Emma Channon

Boost for groups

MORE than $2500 will give wings to Warwick Angel Flight, after IGA handed out its latest round of community grants yesterday.

For the past six months, customers have been donating points to their favourite local organisation or club, to help distribute a grant of $50,000 from Warwick IGA.

Warwick Angel Flight’s Val Murphy said the money would go towards purchasing fuel for the planes.

“Usually it’s not only one flight these people need,” she said.

“It’s for ongoing treatment such as chemotherapy and dialysis.

“And people have a lot of trouble doing it from here to Brisbane, particularly with the way the Gap is.”

The Warwick Animal Welfare Association was next in line with $1881.12, followed by Akooramak with $1763.38 and Cancer Council with $1183.62.

Warwick Animal Welfare Association’s, Helen Sexton said the money would go towards achieving their goal.

“Our long-term aim is to have no stray animals get put down,” she said.

“Instead we want to desex and re-home them.”

The Warwick Hockey Club received $768.84, a sum members Steve and Sam Farrell said would be spent wisely.

“It will go in the kitty towards the re-building after the floods,” Mrs Farrell said.

“It’s so generous. We really feel the Warwick community has gotten behind us.”



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