queenslanders helping queenslanders
It started with a casual conversation about football at the 2022 LGAQ conference in Cairns with RACQ Foundation Board member Wally Tallis, a meeting…. then an offer to help with much needed improvements and upgrades for Cherbourg community services and facilities.
Not long after the ball started to roll as planning began with the RACQ Foundation, twelve months later teams of volunteers arrived in our community to take on projects not only at our football grounds, but also at the Cherbourg Ration Shed Historical Precinct, the new Youth Action Group Florist and Gift shop and Bert Button Lookout and picnic area.
Deputy Mayor Tom Langton was enthusiastic about the outcome of work put in by the volunteers and what it means to our community offering a warm welcome and an invitation to return to Cherbourg at any time.
A very thankful CEO Chatur Zala is thrilled with the outcomes, “We rely on relationships and partnerships, because we can’t do everything by ourselves, so when RACQ showed up it gave us great hope, it shows that we are one people, one Queensland, we all work together.”
Foundation Chair Bronwyn Morris gave sincere thanks for giving the visiting volunteers “A Once in a lifetime opportunity” for opening their hearts in sharing of stories and culture.
Along with the RACQ Foundation volunteers came business’s that pitched in on the efforts, a special thank you going out “In Touch Projects”, the team from “ARTIE”, the RACQ education team as well as carpenter Alan from “ARC” and a very special thank you to retired roadside assist mechanic Albert Budworth who made Cherbourg his 20th project with the foundation.
Councilor Bronwyn Murray was also on hand on Friday afternoon to offer her gratitude for the beatification and improvements made, that are continuing to add to our communities apparent growing legend among those watching and following our stories, being progressive with our business’s and the opportunities we are working on creating to provide a better now and a brighter future for our generations growing here in Cherbourg.
What is it that they say?
“Teamwork, makes the Dream Work”