April 18, 2012
The latest three recipients of assistance from the Tarong Community Partnership Fund were congratulated at a small function in Kingaroy this afternoon.
Stanwell Executive General Manager, HR and Stakeholder Engagement Jenny Gregg said the fund had distributed $930,000 to community organisations and community events since its establishment in 2008.
The fund aims to work in partnership with community groups to make a positive contribution to the South Burnett region.
Just under $150,000 has been distributed in total over the past year to groups including the Kingaroy Junior Rugby League and CROW-FM.
The latest recipients are:
Hazel Patterson, from Endeavour, said the assistance would allow the group to complete its isolated gluten-free kitchen area and expand its range of products.
Helen Burrows, from Kingaroy Kindy, said work could now begin on the laying of a concrete slab for their new building … the culmination of a 10-year project by kindergarten families who have raised more than 60% of the money needed to build new premises.
Rev Avriel Green, from Nanango Anglican Parish, explained how her congregation had established a secondhand shop after identifying the needs in the local community. Nothing in the Churchyard Shop was over $2.50 and foodstuffs were given away. She praised the generosity of the local community – and businesses – for making donations to the project, and the Tarong Community Partnership Fund for providing them with a storage shed.
Member for Nanango, Assistant Minister for Finance, Administration and Regulatory Reform Deb Frecklington thanked Stanwell for their presence in the area and for their assistance to groups which had identified needs in the local community.