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Buick Club members roar in to support QT appeal

HELPING HAND: Buick Car Club of Australia members Laurene and John Forster of Woodend are supporting the Adopt-a-Family appeal.
HELPING HAND: Buick Car Club of Australia members Laurene and John Forster of Woodend are supporting the Adopt-a-Family appeal. David Nielsen

BUICK fans are revving their engines for a good cause this festive season.

The Buick Car Club of Australia has thrown its support behind The Queensland Times Adopt-a-Family Appeal, with 135 members banding together to donate hampers.

Club member Laurene Forster said the act of charity stemmed from a realisation two years ago.

"We always did a Secret Santa in the club, but a couple of years ago we decided we didn't need little presents and the money could be better spent," Ms Forster said.

"Last year we donated to the children's ward of the Ipswich Hospital, and this year we found out about Adopt-a-Family."

Ms Forster said it felt good to give back to the community.

"We host events in Ipswich, including the big Queensland Autospectacular, and we like trying to pay something back into Ipswich, which has been very supportive of us."

The Buick club will raise money to buy items for Adopt-a-Family emergency hampers, which will go to domestic violence victims and mental health ward patients.

"It can be tough for a lot of people around Christmas, so it's important for everyone to have something nice," Ms Forster said.

"We do a lot of rallies and we have been collecting on the way."

QT Adopt-A-Family trustee Bernadette Mohr said the response to the appeal was steady.

"We've had a terrific response so far - 162 families have been adopted, with 147 to go," she said.

"There is still time for people to phone up and adopt a family.

"Adopting means providing a food and gift hamper for a family in need."

Ms Mohr said supporting the appeal was simple.

"There's a list of families published in the QT daily. People can simply phone up and let us know which one they'd like to support," she said.

The families listed were the neediest in Ipswich, put forward by shelters and welfare agencies, Ms Mohr said.

"If people don't have enough time to shop, they can donate money which goes toward emergency hampers for people who experience family breakdown, house fires or other tragedies."

See the list on page 10. Phone 0488 842 273 to adopt.



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