Punters pay up for flood relief
LOCKYER Valley racegoers made a punt for a good cause at the weekend, with profits donated to flood relief.
The race meet, at the Burgess Park race course in Gatton, was already scheduled for Saturday but it was recently decided to dedicate the day to flood victims.
The Lockyer Valley Flood Appeal Race Day was well attended on Saturday with about 800 punters dressed to the nines and excited to make a difference while having a fun day out.
Lockyer Race Club secretary Mellissa Meldrum said the day was “huge” and very successful.
“There were lots of young people there who’d come out to show their support,” Mrs Meldrum said.
A signed Broncos jumper, a set of four tyres and two miniature cricket bats signed by the Ashes teams and donated by the Commonwealth Bank were auctioned on the day.
Mrs Meldrum said thousands of dollars were raised and all proceeds would be donated to the Lockyer Valley Flood Appeal which is supported by Crime Stoppers and the Lockyer Valley Regional Council.