ABOVE: The new executive committee and directors of the Gympie Quota Club with Quota International president Karen Murphy (second from right).
ABOVE: The new executive committee and directors of the Gympie Quota Club with Quota International president Karen Murphy (second from right).

Gympie Quota supports Walking Wounded charity

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The club crocheted around 100 red poppies for the Walking Wounded charity, an organisation that assists in the rehabilitation and recovery of returned soldiers.

Gympie woman Linda Birt (pictured at right with Gympie Quota Club president Judy Dwyer) gratefully accepted the poppies on behalf of the charity.

Mrs Birt's son Ashley was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2011, so the charity is close to the local woman's heart.

Mrs Dwyer said the poppies were extremely popular with supporters of the registered charity.

"They were sold out by the charity within half-an-hour," she said.

Gympie Quota recently had their changeover luncheon at the RSL, chaired by Quota International president Karen Murphy.

At the event, a new executive committee and directors were elected and Marie Farenden was awarded Quota Woman of the Year 2016.

Gympie Times


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