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.