Joint Rotary and Lions garage sale raises money for drought affected farmers

GOOD SPIRITS: Volunteers made the Giant Drought Relief Garage Sale a success.
GOOD SPIRITS: Volunteers made the Giant Drought Relief Garage Sale a success.

A JOINT Rotary and Lions garage sale to raise money for farmers affected by drought has raised more than $10,000.

Wellington Point Rotary Club president Lorraine Hooker said the Giant Drought Relief Garage Sale had been a huge success.

“Despite some rain and many activities on in the Redlands over the long weekend, it was gratifying to see the community come together in such a positive manner to support the garage sale which in turn will support those experiencing drought conditions out west of Brisbane,” Ms Hooker said.

“Everyone pitched in. They came, they brought and they purchased.”

Five Rotary Clubs and five Lions Clubs from the Redlands were involved, together with the Alexandra Hills and Redland Bay mens sheds, Rotaractors and Probus members.

IN PROGRESS: Giant Drought Relief Garage Sale was held on the weekend.

IN PROGRESS: Giant Drought Relief Garage Sale was held on the weekend.

”Even goods which were not sold were able to be distributed at the close of the sale to other deserving community charity organisations,” Ms Hooker said. “Nothing of use went to waste.”

Ms Hooker said people had arrived at the hall asking how they could help.

“Some arrived with beautiful selections of food to feed the volunteers,” she said.

“Random acts of kindness all given so graciously were experienced throughout the weekend.”

Ms Hooker said the two-day sale and donations from the Alexandra Hills and Redland Bay mens sheds had raised more than $10,000.

“The support was awesome. The Redlands public certainly has helped us to help others.”

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