Raffle winner Val Elliott receiving the quilts from Judith Marek of Proston QCWA, who sold her the winning ticket (Photo: Marian Mudra)

March 31, 2014

by Marian Mudra

Towards the end of 2013 the Kumbia QCWA members decided to make two quilts and raffle them for a worthy cause.

Mrs Joyce Dickenson pieced the two tops and Kanga Quilting machine-quilted them for us.

We consulted with the Kingaroy Hospital and it was decided that there was a need for a bladder scanner.

Realising our small membership at Kumbia QCWA could not raise the potential amount of money these quilts could, we sought the support of other groups within our community.

It was agreed that we would donate the prizes and tickets and all monies raised from the sale of tickets would go to the fund for the bladder scanner.

Kingaroy Lions, South Burnett Lodge, Senior Citizens, RSL Kingaroy, Kingaroy Woodcrafters, Kingaroy Taabinga Rotary Club, Hospital Auxiliary, QCWA branches at Proston, Elgin Vale, Maidenwell, Kingaroy and Ballogie, Mrs Cheri Carr and Mrs Carol Hutcheson and the members of Kumbia branch and the Kumbia community all did a fantastic job of selling tickets.

The result was that 3781 tickets were sold and $135.40 was received in donations, giving a total of $3916.40 to go into the fund.

At the Kumbia QCWA 90th birthday celebrations on Saturday, March 22, Mayor Wayne Kratzmann drew the winning ticket, Blue 1016, bought by Mrs Val Elliott.

Second prize of a craft basket went to ticket White B1513 bought by Mrs Lorraine Crawford.

Both were delighted to receive their prizes.

In support of this campaign to raise the funds to purchase a bladder scanner for the hospital, the Kingaroy Hospital Auxiliary has agreed to donate $5000 to the cause. So we are now well on the way to achieving the target.

The challenge for the community now is to find a way to do just that.

Melissa Frost and Lorraine Crawford; Lorraine won second prize - a craft basket - in the Kumbia QCWA's recent quilt raffle to raise funds for a bladder scanner (Photo: Marian Mudra)
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