Ian Cunningham of Q Ford in Springwood presents Michelle Webber with the keys to her new car.
Ian Cunningham of Q Ford in Springwood presents Michelle Webber with the keys to her new car. Contributed

Early Christmas present needed

CHRISTMAS came early for Gympie’s Michelle Weber this year as she excitedly took possession of a brand new Ford XR6 Utility, the result of winning the first-ever Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation Art Union.

Based at Greenslopes Private Hospital, the internationally renowned research centre embarked on the new fundraising venture earlier in the year, to raise much needed funds from all over Queensland.

The local dance instructor was sentimentally holding onto her old vehicle, but admitted it was getting run down and she desperately needed a new car.

“This could not have come at a better time!” Mrs Webber said.

“Our old Kingswood ute is now beyond repair with problems with doors, windows and nearly everything else.

“It was simply not worth spending more money on, so this has been absolutely wonderful.”

Upon hearing the news of the win she couldn’t believe her luck.

“I have bought many tickets in raffles and art unions over the years, to help various charities, but never ever thought I’d win.”

For tickets in the next Art Union, call 1300 733 757; proceeds fund research.

Gympie Times


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