Acting Inspector Gerard Brady, Pauline Inglis, Rae Baudouin, Border Division President Jacki Harvey, Senior Constable Jim Ellis and Joyce Bell.
Acting Inspector Gerard Brady, Pauline Inglis, Rae Baudouin, Border Division President Jacki Harvey, Senior Constable Jim Ellis and Joyce Bell.

Blue Light funds filter back to ‘distress relief’ initiative

COMMUNITY generosity continues to thrive, with the Stanthorpe Police the latest to do their bit to support drought and fire affected Granite Belt residents.

In conjunction with the Stanthorpe QCWA, local police were able to hand over a cheque for close to $1500 this morning.

Senior Constable Jim Ellis was on hand to present the relief funds, raised from the police-run Blue Light Disco in September.

“We had it the week after the fires and was speaking to parents on the nights and they were so thankful to give their kids something to do because they’d been a bit stressed out from what happened,” Sen Const Ellis said.

“We’ve been able to donate more than $4000 this year to things aimed at supporting children and the youth,” he said.

The money will go toward QCWA’s Border Division Distress Fund.

“It’s about helping people on the Granite Belt,” Stanthorpe QCWA president Rae Baudouin said.

The fund is aimed at helping people cover the costs of a range of things, including bills.

“By doing it the way we are we’re also able to put money back into the town.

“The generosity of people has been phenomenal. You only have to look at all the water donations given to the town.”

Ms Baudouin said some of the donations they’d received had come from as far away as Sydney and the Gold Coast.

If you’re wanting to apply for support through the distress fund, application forms can be found at the QCWA room on Victoria St.

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