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$200K for flood-affected groups

Major-General Dick Wilson, Mayor Peter Maguire and Woolworths QLD trading support manager Scott Wallace.
Major-General Dick Wilson, Mayor Peter Maguire and Woolworths QLD trading support manager Scott Wallace.

SIX flood-affected community and sporting groups from the region received close to $200,000 from Woolworths at a ceremony hosted by Queensland Reconstruction Authority chair Major-General Dick Wilson in Emerald yesterday.

Five Emerald groups, and one from the Gemfields, shared in about 10% of the $2.3 million donation from Woolworths and its customers through the Salvation Army Flood Appeal and QRA's Join Forces program.

"Reconstructing Queensland is not just about rebuilding the roads and the bridges, it's also about ensuring the communities are rebuilt," Maj-Gen Wilson said.

"It's the work that can be done with sporting clubs and community organisations, like the Gemfields gardens, that really helps to bring the community back, to give them a focus and to get life back to normal."

The six groups that received donations were the CH Science Centre, Emerald Eagles Football Club, Emerald Jockey Club, Emerald Tigers, Epic All Sports and the Gemfields Community Gardens.


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