BIG DONATION: QCWA Volunteers Joyce Fearby and Michele Slater gratefully accepted a $600 donation to the Queensland drought appeal from SDESA president Ken Ashton.
BIG DONATION: QCWA Volunteers Joyce Fearby and Michele Slater gratefully accepted a $600 donation to the Queensland drought appeal from SDESA president Ken Ashton. Marian Faa

Generosity flows from local clubs in Warwick drought appeal

WHEN club members get together for a good cause, amazing things can happen.

Southern Downs Ex-Service League members have rattled their piggy banks and rallied together to raise money for the Queensland Country Women's Association drought appeal.

President Ken Ashton presented a cheque for $600 to representatives from the Condamine Valley CWA on Friday.

"It's not just the people way out west who are affected by the this drought,” Mr Ashton said.

"It's our local farmers too.”

With musical entertainment from DJ Vince, raffles, lucky door prizes, the money was raised over a day of fun held at the SDESA headquarters in Warwick.

Mr Ashton said around 50 members from the club attended in support of the cause.

"Why not help, there was so many different organisations having drought relief fundraisers and we decided to do the same.”

QCWA Condamine Valley treasurer Joyce Fearby said they organisation was grateful for the amount of support locals were showing towards the cause.

Having raised around $7500 so far, the generosity of locals is making a big difference.

Mrs Fearby said the message that help is available was getting out to people affected by the drought.

"Yesterday I worked down at the (CWA tea) rooms and quite a few came in and picked up forms, which was good,” she said.

The cheque from SDESA will go towards a state-wide drought appeal that Southern Downs graziers can access by filling out a simple one-page application form.

Forms are available online or at Olsen's Produce and the local CWA tea rooms at 103 Fitzroy St.



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