CWA raises almost $1300 for farmers

Beaudesert women Margaret Greer and Joan Quick were ready to go with their cent auction tickets.
Beaudesert women Margaret Greer and Joan Quick were ready to go with their cent auction tickets.
Heather Barnes announced the first winner of the day.

Heather Barnes announced the first winner of the day.

Dulcie Grogan won the first prize of the day.

Dulcie Grogan won the first prize of the day.

Beaudesert's Sylvia Hickey caught up with Canungra 
woman Margo Wood at the CWA cent auction.

Beaudesert's Sylvia Hickey caught up with Canungra woman Margo Wood at the CWA cent auction.

Boyland women Jan Sharp and Wendy Coleman enjoyed 
the auction.

Boyland women Jan Sharp and Wendy Coleman enjoyed the auction.

Park Ridge woman Maxine Christensen and Gleneagle's 
Noreen Sendall attended the cent auction.

Park Ridge woman Maxine Christensen and Gleneagle's Noreen Sendall attended the cent auction.

New Beith women Edith Clyde and Christine Hunter 
had a good morning out at the CWA cent auction.

New Beith women Edith Clyde and Christine Hunter had a good morning out at the CWA cent auction.

WOMEN raised $1275 for drought stricken farmers at the Beaudesert CWA, south of Brisbane, cent auction on March 6.

The Country Women's Association (CWA) branch exceeded its goal of $1000 at the fundraiser, with 56 women filling the hall to help raise money for the cause.

The money will go to the Queensland CWA (QCWA) Public Rural Crisis Fund, which donates money to help the public in times of drought, floods and bushfires.

Beaudesert CWA president Grace Booth said she was blown away by the support.

"That's the biggest crowd I think we've had - the hall was so full I thought it must have been getting smaller," she said.

"There were a lot of strangers there I hadn't seen before and some of them even put extra money on the table as they went out. Usually we get about $800, so what we raised is extraordinarily good."

She said the generosity showed people cared.

"There is a lot of support for farmers and I think it really has touched a lot of hearts," she said.

"Even if our donation just helps a little bit, we know it'll be going to help someone. Each year whether it's drought, floods or fire we know we're making a difference."

The Beaudesert CWA will also add money from local choir Glad's Girls to its donation, with the choir hosting a fundraising concert yesterday morning to contribute to the QCWA Public Rural Crisis Fund.