Concert funds given
GYMPIE Mayoress Dulcie Dyne disbursed funds raised from the annual Lady Mayoress Gold Rush concert to four worthy community groups this week.
Mrs Dyne said she was pleased to be able to donate $3300 raised from her concert to groups that would benefit the community.
“The money came from the community and is going back to the community,” Mrs Dyne said.
The biggest donation of $2000 went to Little Haven Palliative Care. Sue Manton thanked Mrs Dyne for the donation and said it would be used to help people in need. $500 went to the Gympie Community Orchestra.
Rhonda Morrow said the group would use the money to build cases to house their new timpani.
Another $400 went to Friends of the Library who will use the money to buy large print and talking books for their House Bound Service.
Ronis Birchley said the money would help the library continue to loan books to people who are unable to visit the library.
Mrs Dyne didn’t have a cheque for Barbara Yule from the Early Years Family Hub, because the mayoress had already donated a swing set to the organisation, it should be in place by next month.
Mrs Dyne was happy to present the cheques to these groups in recognition of their efforts within the community.
“I would like to thank everyone for coming along and supporting the Concert, as well as all the entertainers and those who contributed in the background.”