Country women raise funds for rural families

Glenore Grove QCWA raised $1,175 for at their Easter Tombola. Pictures: GLENORE GROVE QCWA

Glenore Grove Queensland Country Women’s Association hosted an Easter Tombola in the Glenore Grove Hall on the morning of Monday 25 March.

They had 59 guests and together raised $1,175.

Many thanks to all those who came along.

The tombolas are becoming more popular, so the QCWA have prebooked the larger hall for their events on 3 June and 10 October.

These tombolas are get-togethers for women in the community as well as fundraisers.

Men are also welcome to come along if they wish.

Every dollar raised from this Easter tombola will go to the QCWA Rural Crisis Fund.

This Fund was established in 1990 and is used to assist fellow Queensland families who are doing it tough.

Every dollar raised by this Fund by the QCWA goes directly to those in need.

The QCWA’s vision is to ‘provide space for Queensland women to connect, collaborate and create an impact in communities.’

They are a rural lobby group as well as a social group and along with the Rural Crises Fund QCWA provide crisis disaster and emergency help; special interest groups and student bursaries and accommodation.

In the last 12 months the Glenore Grove Branch has spent more than $1,800 to send kids to school camp and over $1,000 on helping to restock community centre pantries.

The ladies have donated lots of handmade knitted care bears to ambulance, hospitals and a doctor’s surgery.

There is now a community library out the front of their rooms for locals to read and swap and read.

We can do together what each of us could not have done alone.