Supa IGA gifts charity with $300
MORE than 120 faithful residents gathered recently, donned with shades of lavender, to highlight the importance of supporting the Leukaemia Foundation.
In the second year of the event, organisers were shocked by the turnout for the Lavender and Lace morning tea.
Warwick Supa IGA representative Jason Franklin presented a cheque for $300 to the Warwick branch as part of their community chest program.
“The Leukaemia Foundation is an important organisation, which is very worthy of this,” Mr Franklin said.
“We are a part of our local community and we want to support the community who supports us.”
Leukaemia Foundation Queensland representatives gave presentations, and Warwick survivor for 19 years, Judi Haidley, talked about the trials and triumphs of her battle with the condition.
Ms Haidley’s story began when she was 20 years old and, through her time, she found the support of the foundation an important part of her treatment and recovery.
Queensland branch network manager Helen Weathered was thankful for the support residents had shown, and the donation from Warwick Supa IGA.
“It is so good and heartening the Warwick store is supporting this foundation,” Mrs Weathered said.
The money will go to the Warwick branch’s fundraising, which has raised about $150,000, to help make the lives of leukaemia patients and their families easier.