Thursday, June 6, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Big Crop For Charity

We are blessed to have a vibrant sugar industry here in the Whitsundays, and even more blessed to have an annual event which raises incredible amounts of money for invaluable charities such as the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

The Cut Out Party took place again in March this year - a celebration of the sugar industry and also a fundraiser – the event raised a staggering $53,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

The Cut Out Party committee recently travelled to Townsville to deliver the cheque to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Treasurer Amanda Hadlow said the sugar industry can be generous, but this exceeded her expectations, and she is overwhelmed.

“We couldn’t do it without help from community,” she explained.

“We’ve all had a friend or family member that has needed their service and I hope it will help at least one person in our area when they’ll need lifesaving treatment the most.”

Amanda added that the Cut Out Party was a fantastic success again this year and that  people enjoyed themselves.

The committee are looking forward to next year already and are yet to decide the service or community organisation they will raise donations for next year, and Amanda joked, “this year is hard to top, but we can only try.”

Cut Out Committee donating the $53,000 cheque to the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Townsville. Photo supplied

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