WHAT AN EFFORT: Biggenden Charity Campdraft's Sue Sutcliffe and Shane Schafferius with Queensland Cancer Council's Rebecca Field and RACQ LifeFlight's Phil Pryor and president Scott Marshall.
WHAT AN EFFORT: Biggenden Charity Campdraft's Sue Sutcliffe and Shane Schafferius with Queensland Cancer Council's Rebecca Field and RACQ LifeFlight's Phil Pryor and president Scott Marshall. Erica Murree

Charity Campdraft doubles its profits after venue change

BIGGENDEN Charity Campdraft has more than doubled its profits after a change of venue.

President Scott Marshall said it was a bit of a risk to transfer the campdraft from Biggenden Showgrounds to Teebar, but it paid off.

Fellow committee member Sue Sutcliffe said the event raised $7000 last year, and blitzed that target by bringing in $16,500 this year.

"It was a lot of work but it feels pretty darn good to raise this amount of money,” Sutcliffe said.

As a result of the stellar fundraising effort, cheques for $6500 were presented to Queensland Cancer Council, RACQ LifeFlight and the Leukaemia Foundation last Wednesday night.

Queensland Cancer Council's regional fundraiser co-ordinator for Wide Bay, Rebecca Field, said the money would help fund research for a cure.

RACQ LifeFlight's Phil Pryor said he was sure everyone had a story regarding the rescue helicopter.

"It is an important service for small communities in country Queensland,” he said.

"It is a vital service to keep in the air, so thank you for your support and for raising this money.”

Leukaemia Foundation's Sue-Ellen Pitt, who was unable to attend, said the donation would support rural and regional patients diagnosed with blood cancer.


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