Helping hand for Tansey Club

Murgon Services Club present their donation to the Tansey Bowls Club members. Picture: Contributed

By Jessica Mcgrath and Maddison Richards

There were tears shed as a generous gesture was exchanged between two clubs amid the devastation of the January 2022 floods.

Murgon Services Club donated a total of $30,000 to the Tansey Bowls Club to go towards their flood clean-up.

Cynthia Hatchett, the Murgon Services Club secretary, said the group decided during its January meeting they wanted to help the flood-affected community.

“It was the least we could do – when we handed it to them there were tears in their eyes,“ she said.

“I couldn’t believe the [flood] stories that came out of it, [the flood waters] happened so quickly.

“Our hearts go out to the people of the Tansey community, there’s so much heartbreak and devastation.“

Mrs Hatchett said the Tansey Bowls Club estimated there was more than $100,000 worth of damage to the club from the floods.

They were able to salvage plastic chairs and a fridge, but the walls, carpet and doors need to be replaced.

“We [the Murgon Services Club] thought the bowls club is the centre of the community – we want them to get back to normality with repairs to the club as soon as possible,“ Mrs Hatchett said.

“We were happy to help.“

Many of the Tansey Bowls Club members travel over the Murgon and patronise the Murgon Services Club regularly.

“We want to help in every way we can as we’ve got to help out the smaller communities,“ Mrs Hatchett said.