HELPING OUT: Condamine Valley/Warwick QCWA members (front, from left) Michele Slater and Rhonda Hopper with Condamine Sports Club officials Garry Hanson, Stephen Domjahn and Nathan Bell with the $5000 cheque for drought support.
HELPING OUT: Condamine Valley/Warwick QCWA members (front, from left) Michele Slater and Rhonda Hopper with Condamine Sports Club officials Garry Hanson, Stephen Domjahn and Nathan Bell with the $5000 cheque for drought support. Gerard Walsh

Sports club donates thousands to drought relief

THE Condamine Sports Club has donated $5000 to the Public Rural Crisis Fund to assist primary producers battling in the current drought.

Club secretary Garry Hanson said he encouraged primary producers from the Warwick area who need assistance to apply.

"We raised more than $4000 at a golf day in October and the sports club made it up to $5000," Mr Hanson said.

"Hawker Rd Function Centre manager Nathan Bell had all 18 holes on the golf course sponsored within three days for $100 each.

"We had raffles on the day, some additional business and individual donations and made some money from green fees and the profit from drink sales on the course."

Such was the support for the golf day, it was rated by Warwick professional Sam Eaves as the largest event held on the course in more than two years.

The money was presented to Condamine Valley/Warwick QCWA president Michele Slater this week.

"Even if it rains in the next week, the effects of the drought are not over. It will take a lot of rain over many months to break the drought," she said.

"The drought has an impact on towns as farmers have less money to spend.

"I know local people who have received assistance from this fund."

Mr Hanson said it was great local people could apply for the funding online or on forms available from the QCWA Tea Rooms in Warwick, Olsens Produce and Killarney Co-op.

"Fill out the forms and apply," he said.



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