Deb congratulates Toogoolawah Fire Brigade Social Club on fundraising effort
Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington, has personally congratulated members of the Toogoolawah Fire Brigade Social Club for raising $30,000 for the children’s burns unit.
Mrs Frecklington said the efforts of the group show how small regional communities like Toogoolawah can achieve amazing results.
“Raising $30,000 is no small feat and demonstrates the dedication and caring attitude of our small towns,” Mrs Frecklington said.
“Congratulations must go to Graham Francis and the members of the Toogoolawah Social Club who have volunteered their time to raise this money.
“The group achieved their fantastic total by taking on the contract to clean fire hydrants across four Somerset towns including Toogoolawah, Esk, Somerset Dam Village and Linville.
“All the funds they raised have gone straight into this donation to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Foundation to help children with burns.
“And this isn’t their first donation. The Social Club has been involved in fundraising for the Burns unit since 2007 raising a total of $75,000 in this time.
“These are the quiet achievers of our community who deserve recognition and thanks for the efforts they have made to help improve the life of children who have suffered severe burns,” Deb said.
Photo above: Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington, with members of the Toogoolawah Fire Brigade Social Club. The Club members have raised $30,000 for the children’s burns unit. From l to r Sam Turner, Deb Frecklington, Tim Coleman, Graham Francis and Graham Lewis.