Players hand over flood cheque
THE Canterbury Bulldogs will hand over a cheque for more than $100,000 to the victims of the Lockyer Valley floods when they tour the region today.
Bulldogs players who competed in last night’s NRL clash against the Broncos will tour the flood ravaged region to hand over the cheque, which is made up of $35,700 from the Bulldogs Club, Ipswich Mayor’s Community Fund and Bendigo Bank Community Enterprise Foundation.
The Bulldogs will hold a meet and greet and barbecue at Cahill Park in Gatton, the home ground of the Gatton Hawks, between 11am and 1pm today.
There the team, who visited the region shortly after the January 10 disaster, will present Lockyer Valley Regional Council mayor Steve Jones with a cheque for $107,100. At 1pm, the team will move on to the Flood Recovery Centre at Grantham.
Cr Jones said council was overwhelmed by the support of the Bulldogs, who he said had “followed the disaster closely”.
“They visited us early after the flood unfolded,” Cr Jones said.