Netball girls give back to town

DROUGHT MONEY: Robyn Fuhrmeister, from Care Balonne, thanks St George Netball Club president Brooke Bennett for the club's donation.
DROUGHT MONEY: Robyn Fuhrmeister, from Care Balonne, thanks St George Netball Club president Brooke Bennett for the club's donation. Laura Telford

Netball At netball games on Saturday, game fees and canteen money collected all went to supporting the Care Balonne drought relief fund.

Each year, St George Netball Club chooses one week in which all funds raised go towards a worthy charity or cause in the community and, after little discussion, it was decided the drought relief fund would be this year's recipient, according to club president Brooke Bennett.

"We donate to a worthy cause every year but this year we wanted to do something special and give to a cause that is helping so many people in the community who are doing it tough.

"With all the wonderful support given to us, we have been able to raise nearly $1000 so Care Balonne can continue helping people in our community,” Bennett said.

On Saturday, a raffle was drawn with a range of netball prizes on offer.

First place went to Mary Sevil, second to Jenny Reagan and third to Stacey York.

Robyn Fuhrmeister, from Care Balonne, was overwhelmed by the support from the community to help those who doing it tough.

"The support has been amazing, the whole community coming on board to help was been wonderful, for sporting clubs to help with the relief effort and give back has restored my faith in the community.

"The money we have received from St George Netball Club will help more than people will ever know.

"No two of our clients are ever the same and their needs a different but, rest assured, the money will go where it is most needed, from toiletries to food and everything in between, the money helps give people hope,” she said.

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