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Maclean Patchwork and Quilters say thanks to RFS

Can you believe it has been a year since our deadly fires raged?

Our local Rural Fire Service brigades were run off their feet and did such a truly marvellous job of keeping us safe.

Over this past year MPQ has made quilts for the fire survivors in Nymboida and Rappville and raised donation monies for our local Brigades. We did this within our group and all while we were in lockdown with Covid-19.

Now spring is here, and it is time to start anew and distribute the monies raised to these very worthy organisations. So, last week we contacted our local RFS brigades about our donations. Woombah, Ashby and

Woodford Island gratefully accepted. Last Tuesday two representatives from Ashby RFS came along to our meeting, firstly to accept a donation cheque, and secondly so we could thank them in person as well as learn a little more about why donations are critical to their survival as a brigade. Stephanie is in charge of catering and Barb is Treasurer and one of those brave souls who go into those fires. Stephanie explained where the donation money would be spent. Ashby will be buying reversing cameras for their two trucks.

Of course, MPQ’s donation alone won’t buy the cameras but if anyone out there wants to donate to a worthy cause you couldn’t find a better recipient. Supporting your local RFS brigade is rewarding to both the public and the brigade.

MPQ is currently meeting in the Townsend Baptist Church Hall on Tuesdays at 9am. New members are always welcome. Contact Sue on 0408 190 697.