Groups raise more than $3000 for drought relief efforts

TWO women's groups in Beaudesert, south of Brisbane, have banded together to raise more than $3000 for drought stricken farmers.

Beaudesert choir Glad's Girls and the Beaudesert Country Women's Association (CWA) will donate a total of $3323 to the Queensland CWA Public Rural Crisis Fund.

Glad's Girls raised $1967 at their St Patrick's Day themed concert last week, with 240 people packing out the Uniting Church hall to help support the drought relief efforts.

Their funds were added to money raised at the Beaudesert CWA cent auction on February 6, which have reached $1356.

Glad's Girls conductor Lyn Dickman said she was overjoyed with the support from people who attended and local cartoonist Phil Day who supported the fundraiser by donating artworks to decorate the hall.

"You could have knocked me over with a feather - we are thrilled," she said.

"We had a great day and the place looked great."

Funds raised at the recent Beaudesert Reunion, which had not been tallied at time of publishing, will also be donated to the fund through the Wonglepong CWA branch.

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