Monaro Club make local donations
AFTER injecting at least $90,000 into the local economy earlier this year, the Monaro Club Queensland gave a financial boost to four needy Warwick charities yesterday.
Club president Terry Post and his wife Kaz travelled to Warwick from Jimboomba to present the cheques, totalling $7000, to the Salvation Army, Blue Care, Warwick Safe Haven and Bush Children's.
Mr Post said the club didn't aim to make a profit this year, and after realising it had, contacted Southern Downs Regional Council to help distribute the funds.
“The town has been really good to us and the council couldn't have been better,” Mr Post said.
The Salvation Army's captain Mark Williamson said that the donation was most appreciated during the Christmas season, when a lot of people struggle due to the high expectations placed on families.
“We always have a big demand on services throughout the year but increases at Christmas,” Cpt Williamson said.
“We monitor our budget but something like this at this time of year makes Christmas a bit brighter.”
Blue Care was also lucky enough to receive a second cheque yesterday when the Lions Club of Warwick presented it with a $6000 cheque.
The donated funds were raised through the service club's annual cubby house raffle.
The donation will go towards a new hybrid car for staff to travel to clients' homes to provide care.