More than $40,000 raised for RFDS at Roma charity sale

Maranoa Council donate more than $40,000 to RFDS at Roma Saleyards

Mayor Tyson Golder, Deputy Mayor Geoff McMullen, RFDS representative Bronwyn Hodgen, SIQ Regional Manager for AgForce Ann-Maree Johnson, FRDS representative Liane Spencer and RFDS Queensland board member Bruce Scott.

Mayor Tyson Golder, Deputy Mayor Geoff McMullen, RFDS representative Bronwyn Hodgen, SIQ Regional Manager for AgForce Ann-Maree Johnson, FRDS representative Liane Spencer and RFDS Queensland board member Bruce Scott.

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The Maranoa Council donated 50 per cent of the live weight and open auction selling fees received for each of the nearly 7000 head of cattle sold at the Roma Saleyards Store Sale last Tuesday.

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The Royal Flying Doctor Service is set to receive more than $40,000 following the success of the Roma Saleyards Charity Sale last week.

The Maranoa Council donated 50 per cent of the live weight and open auction selling fees received for each of the nearly 7000 head of cattle sold at the Roma Saleyards Store Sale last Tuesday.

Former member for Maranoa and now RFDS board member, Bruce Scott said the "generosity" provided from council was "absolutely exceptional".

"It's a great initiative from the council and every dollar raised will go straight towards providing health care to western Queensland," - Bruce Scott, RFDS board member

"The commitment from council to donate 50pc of the yard fees is an acknowledgement from council just how much they value the service RFDS provides the Maranoa regional area," he said.

Mr Scott said that the quality of cattle on sale was excellent and congratulated vendors for work.

"The quality of the cattle at the saleyards was exceptional and it was the sale of the cattle that makes the money at the end of the day," he said.

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"The support for the RFDS comes from the wide-cross section of producers around Queensland who are working in the the beef industry."

Mr Scott said the money raised will provide the RFDS with much needed equipment.

"The money will go to our base, here in Roma, and it will provide the team with equipment that will make it even more comfortable for patients that are being transferred," he said.

"Investing in equipment means that the we can provide the best service possible and that we can provide it 24 hours a day, and seven days a week.

Mr Scott said he is looking forward to similar events in the future.

"It's a great initiative from the council and every dollar raised will go straight towards providing health care to western Queensland," he said.

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