$175,000 given in one day

IPSWICH'S flood appeal received a massive boost yesterday with donations from the Gold Coast City Council, QR National and Swifts meatworks.

Mayor Paul Pisasale said the contributions, which totalled $175,000, would be spent locally, helping Ipswich people recover from the disaster.

The largest donation came from the Gold Coast City Council, whose Mayor Ron Clarke has had slanging matches with Ipswich councillors in the past.

But it seemed to be water under the bridge, with the city handing over $75,000 to the appeal.

“The Gold Coast City Council and the people of the Gold Coast have been fantastic; they raised money, volunteered in the clean-up and donated hampers,” Cr Pisasale said.

“Ron Clarke and I have always been mates and the level of strength between our cities is fantastic.”

Swifts meatworks at Dinmore – which is recovering from the floods itself – and QR National each donated $50,000 to the appeal.

As of last Friday, members of the public had donated $25,000.

How to donate to the Ipswich Flood Appeal:

In person at the council service centre at 143 Brisbane Street, or any Bendigo Bank branch.

By post to Ipswich City Council, PO Box 191 Ipswich. Cheques payable to the “Ipswich Mayor’s Community Fund.”

By electronic funds transfers into the account: Bendigo Bank BSB 633-000 Account 128672318 Account name: Ipswich Mayors Community Fund



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