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Community & Business

15 April, 2021

Final act of giving

THREE Mareeba community groups have each been given $1,600 to go towards their community efforts and fundraising courtesy of the Mareeba Business Women’s Club (MBWC).

By Rhys Thomas

Mareeba Chamber of Commerce President Joe Moro, Mareeba Friends of the Hospital Foundation Board Member Robyn Boundy and Mareeba Meals on Wheels Co-ordinator Leanne Wallace with one of the $1,600 checks being presented by past Mareeba Business Women’s Club President Stacey Shaw

THREE Mareeba community groups have each been given $1,600 to go towards their community efforts and fundraising courtesy of the Mareeba Business Women’s Club (MBWC). 

Last month the MBWC made the announcement that the club would disband and the remainder of the money in their account would be donated to local, likeminded community groups. 

The Mareeba Chamber of Commerce, Mareeba Meals on Wheels and the Mareeba Friends of the Hospital Foundation have all taken an equal share of the remaining MBWC account balance, making out at $1,600 for each group. 

MBWC past president Stacey Shaw was the first president of the MBWC after it was re-established in 2017.

Mrs Shaw was saddened to see the club dissolve but found a sense of achievement knowing that the club had a positive impact on the broader community. 

“It’s sad to see the club fold but it is good we are able to give the money to other likeminded community groups,” she said. 

“The club provided a space for likeminded women in business to get together and develop themselves.” 

The money that was locally raised by the MBWC will remain local as the groups receiving the donation will put the money to good use for the community.

Mareeba Friends of the Hospital Foundation Board Member Robyn Boundy said that the money they have received will be used to purchase equipment for the Mareeba Hospital from their wish list. 

“This money will be put to good use and that’s the important thing,” she said.

“It benefits the whole of the Mareeba community and will continue to grow our hospital.”   

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