HELPING HAND: (from left) Joan Millar, Carol Robinson, Pauline Hinchliffe, Beth Jepson, Billy Geddes (President, The Caves Progress Association), Julie Clews, Doreen Pershouse, Bev Hannam (The Caves Lions Club) with decorated bags ready to be filled for distribution to drought affected families
HELPING HAND: (from left) Joan Millar, Carol Robinson, Pauline Hinchliffe, Beth Jepson, Billy Geddes (President, The Caves Progress Association), Julie Clews, Doreen Pershouse, Bev Hannam (The Caves Lions Club) with decorated bags ready to be filled for distribution to drought affected families Contributed

Drought-affected families receive fundraising support

FORTY drought-affected families in the Barcoo and Boulia Shires will have a little extra Christmas cheer this year, thanks to the efforts of the ladies from The Caves Progress Association Craft Group, together with The Caves Lions Club and generous donations by other groups and individuals.

A "Spring Soiree" afternoon tea held in October raised around $3800. Outstanding public support for this drought relief fundraiser saw additional donations since that event bring the grand total to $6000. The Caves Lions Club coordinated the distribution of food vouchers, and the families should receive these by the end of the month.

In addition, a number of the craft and Lions Club ladies came together recently to fill twenty-four bags with items donated by individuals and the Lions Club to be distributed also to families in Central Western Queensland. The decorated bags were the result of a competition at the "Spring Soiree".

The craft group and the Lions Club thank all those individuals and organisations whose generosity helped to make this drought relief fundraiser so successful. We could not provide this much needed help without your support.



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