BQ helps drought relief
Bowls Queensland donate $10,000 to the Queensland Drought Appeal. (Pictured left: BQ president Peter Williamson, Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries, Mark Furner & BQ CEO Brett Wilkie.)
Bowls Queensland has presented Queensland Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries, Mark Furner, with $10,000 to go towards the Queensland Drought Appeal.
“This money will go directly to the farmers because the Queensland drought appeal is set up in a manner where the Queensland Country Women’s Association is administrating the fund,” Furner said.
“The money raised will be going out into the communities.
“We do appreciate the fact that people are supporting our farmers; some people are sending products and commodities out there and to some extent that is hurting some of the businesses.
“In this case money will be spent directly into the communities supporting both the farmers and businesses.
“It is one of the worst droughts we’ve had in living memory, where 57 per cent of the state is drought declared.
“That’s 23 shires or regions and another four of them are partially drought declared as well.
“Every cent helps and donations are tax deductible over $2, so I’m very pleased that Bowls Queensland are able to dig deep and we very much appreciate the support.”
Bowls Queensland president Peter Williamson said he is pleased to donate $10,000 on behalf of our clubs’ members to the Qld Drought Appeal.
“Some of those affected will be members of the bowling community, so it’s important to help our fellow Queenslanders who are doing it tough,” Peter said.
The Queensland Drought Appeal will remain open for at least three months.
Online Donations: www.qlddroughtappeal.com.au
SMS donations: SMS drought to 0484 200 200