Rodeo bucks to help out 16 charities

Nev Madsen

THE Lawrence Rural Fire Brigade, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, Lawrence SES and Lawrence Pre-School were just a few of the non-profit, community-oriented organisations to be dealt a helping hand from the Lawrence Rodeo that was held over the weekend.

The rodeo managed to raise over $20 000 for 16 different organisations that are directly involved with the local community.

Treasurer Michelle Ensbey was impressed with the result.

“We have given about $100 000 in the last five years.

Being able to give back so much to the community is a very rewarding experience and makes all the hard work well worth the effort,” she said.

The rodeo has been running annually for 28 years and manages to donate between $15 000 and $20 000 each year.

One of the major recipients was the Lawrence Rural Fire Brigade who received $1500. Senior deputy captain Graeme Millf welcomed the funds with open arms.

“We will buy more equipment for the hoses and other things around the station,” Mr Millf said. “Every little bit of funding helps.”

“Being able to give back so much to the community is a very rewarding experience and makes all the hard work well worth the effort”

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