Town digs deep for kids

FOR a town of about 85 people, raising $40,000 over nine years is a pretty good effort, admitted Wayne McGhee as he gave another cheque away.

Mr McGhee is a committee member for the Comet Benefit Rodeo which is organised every year to raise money for Camp Quality kids.

"It's a bunch of fun,'' Mr McGhee said, "but a lot of work on a few people.''

After nine years of organising the event it is getting bigger and "more polished'' as well as continuing to supply Camp Quality with an annual $5000 cheque.

Each year the money given to Camp Quality goes towards the non-profit organisation's September camp.

Camp Quality Central Queensland manager, Trish Bowman said the organisation tries to bring hope and happiness to children with cancer through recreational programs.

This year Central Queensland children will be going to Cania Gorge. "We're very happy the Comet rodeo does this for us, it makes our life a lot easier,'' Ms Bowman said.

Mr McGhee said it was the kids that kept them donating to the organisation, "after the first year there was no choice after the amount of fun the kids had . . .



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