Volunteers help mayor's appeal
VOLUNTEER groups are doing their part to support Bundaberg region families in need, by joining the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal.
Bundaberg’s University of the Third Age (U3A) yesterday made a $600 contribution to the appeal, bringing the total to $8415.90.
U3A president Nina Higgins said the donation was a chance for the organisation to thank the council.
“It is a good way to thank the council for the support they have given us over the year,” Ms Higgins said.
The donations came from audiences of U3A at their weekly Wednesday Live music sessions.
Cr Judy Peters was thrilled to accept the donation on behalf of the council.
“Without groups such as U3A, the council couldn’t get by,” she said.
“As the community and arts portfolio holder, it is so lovely for me to have the opportunity to be here to accept this donation from a group that I know works so hard in our community.”
Cr Peters said volunteers helped Bundaberg to survive.
“I think council needs to recognise our volunteers in the community and the hundreds of hours they put in,” she said.
“I think it’s great that we have so much musical talent that they have been able to raise this much money.”
The appeal is held annually to help Bundaberg region residents in need.
The council still needs $11,584.10 to reach its target of $20,000 before December 21.
To donate, visit your local Wide Bay Australia branch or any Bundaberg Regional Council service centre.