Community groups cash in

BUNDABERG community groups have reaped the benefits of the Cornett's Supa IGA Community Chest, with thousands of dollars being presented to more than 80 organisations.

At a special morning tea, hosted by Andrew Cornett last Wednesday, cheques totalling $35,190 were handed out to groups including the Bundaberg Renal Support Group, AGL Action Rescue Helicopter, Avondale Rural Fire Brigade and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

In his welcoming speech, Mr Cornett made particular mention of the work the four Bundaberg Cornett's IGA stores had done, and also the work of the community since the devastation of the floods.

"Community groups are the ones that keep the community together during tough times," he said.

"IGA is about communities - without community organisations it just doesn't exist."

South Kolan Kindergarten was one of the cheque recipients and its representative, Leanne Korn, said the $690 would most likely go towards a cubby house for the children to enjoy.

Ms Korn said she was blown away by the support of Cornett's IGA.

"Especially for a little kindy like this, we have a lot of support," she said.

President of the Bullyard State School P&C Helen Last said the donation was a great boost for the school of about 50 children, and what to spend the money on would be decided at the next meeting.

"It will be something for the kids at school no doubt," she said.

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