SPRINGSURE locals showed their true community spirit in the Bathtub Push to raise funds for Woodbine Lodge at Springsure Hospital MPHS.
Nine local teams signed up to push a bathtub from Emerald to Springsure, raising more than $5500 towards equipment for the elderly.
Teams were given a bucket to collect money while on the road, with a total of $2019 raised.
The chilly morning start had the Springsure Hospital team going at a steady pace, pushing the bathtub for 10km.
- Cheryl Kooyman covered the most ground, walking 17km.
- The Tradies were the fastest team and took over from Springsure Lions, clocking 7km in about 40 minutes.
- The Apprentices followed and, although not quite as fast as their tutors, they outdid them in the fundraising stakes with $240.
- Connie's Olympians, the fittest team, took the bathtub through the hilly section of the Gregory Highway, but it was Squeaky Clean who raced to the front when they made $280 in their leg.
Angus Iwers, 11, proved his worth in the smallest team.
"Angus was a champion, he ran the whole lot," event co-organiser Sharon Brook said.
The Thomas team was decked out in Little Britain outfits and raised $189 while Feel the Rhythm raised $142.
On the last leg, the Kids of Town took over with great gusto, raising the most with $513.
Sharon said the reception at Lions Park was "phenomenal".
"The pilot crew have to be thanked: Terry Dunphy, Merv Bianchi and Suzanne Goan, but especially Viv Oldfield - he was out there at the crack of dawn," Sharon said.
"It was a locally organised event, and the money is staying within the town.
We will be getting better quality beds, safety mats - just to give the oldies a better quality of life.
Springsure Stingers cooked an awesome feed for the hungry pushers at Springsure Football Club.
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