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Ladies face big bill for disabled loo

 Maryborough QCWA members Roz Tufrey, Ruth Brown and president Lorraine Campbell would love help in raising funds for a disability toilet.
Maryborough QCWA members Roz Tufrey, Ruth Brown and president Lorraine Campbell would love help in raising funds for a disability toilet. Robyne Cuerel

A SMALL group of women who make a big difference to the community need up to $40,000 to build disabled toilets.

Maryborough's Queensland Country Women's Association is facing the massive bill as members using walkers and one in a wheelchair, struggle to use the bathroom at the group's building in Wharf St

The problem is the cost, which could get as high as $40,000.

"We hold bridge here every second Tuesday," branch president Lorraine Campbell said. "Some of those ladies were finding it difficult, with walkers and one in a wheelchair, could not get into these toilets. And we thought, well, we have to do this."

Ms Campbell is hoping the generous Fraser Coast community can get behind the effort to raise funds to help the members of the group who are less mobile.

The Maryborough branch celebrated its 90th anniversary this week and the celebrations highlighted the importance of the QCWA to the community, helping people in need, including knitting clothes for premature babies, and providing support and friendship for women of all ages.

Ms Campbell said the group had already received one substantial donation and the Maryborough branch would also apply for grants to try to get the disabled toilets built as soon as possible.

"We need whatever help we can get," she said, asking that the community get behind the group's fundraising efforts.

Topics:  maryborough, qcwa




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