Touch club's bank balance beefed up by heifer-ty cheque
THE Kingaroy Touch Association has received a heifer-ty donation in a time of financial need.
Pat Williams, from the local Two Palms Blond d'Aquitaine estate, donated the proceeds from an auctioned 350kg heifer to the touch football club after hearing it was in need of support.
Livestock sales auctioneer Bill Steffensen was impressed by Mr Williams' generosity.
"He simply wanted to do what he could to help out,” Mr Steffensen said.
"When he told us, we wanted to get on board and donated the commission on the yard dues as well.
"It's been a great team effort on everyone's behalf.”
When auctioned at a recent cattle sale in Coolabunia, the heifer made $921.80, allowing for a substantial donation to the touch club.
"They took it to a Wide Bay feedlot who bought the beast and they paid very good money,” Mr Steffensen said.
"It was a really good result, and a great donation for the touch football group.”
Mr Steffensen said the South Burnett Regional Council had donated the yard dues as well.
Mayor Keith Campbell was at the cheque handover and said he was excited to see what club would do with the donation.
The club has also been boosted by a donation from Favier Building Industries.
The business's Gary and Sharon Favier donated 400 bottles of water for the club to resell.
"They won't have to fork out for the money now, and whatever price they'd like to sell it as, that's entirely their profit,” Mr Favier said.
Rob Taylor, president of the Kingaroy Touch Association, said he greatly appreciated all of the donations heading the club's way.
"It's very beneficial to have received all of this,” Mr Taylor said.
"At the end of the day, the kids are going to be able to go to all of these carnivals without having to fork out the whole amount, and it benefits the whole club.”