Thursday, September 28, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Locals Supporting Locals

The team and the guests of Queens Beach Tourist Village in Bowen have had a busy winter tourist season, having fun and raising funds for the Bowen Queensland Country Women’s Association.

Hosting live entertainment every second week throughout the peak season of winter for their guests, Peter and Jennie Greer were excited to raise funds for the local Bowen branch of the Queensland Country Women’s Association.

Over $8,300 was raised for the branch, with businesses across Bowen donating supplies and raffles to the fortnightly nights, encouraging the couple to continue hosting.

“It’s been brilliant,” Jennie said.

“It feels great to know that the money stays in the community, that it helps locals.

“The ladies do such a great job.”

Manager of Bowen Tourism and Business, Leanne Abernethy congratulated Queen’s Beach Tourist Village for their support of local charities.

She said Bowen Tourism and Business had donated prizes for the raffles and was proud to support community organisations.

“These pancake mornings and raffles were run over the busy winter holiday period when a lot of southerners spend three months her in winter,” she said.

“These visitors provide a great boost to our local economy during their extended stay, and it is fantastic to see them also supporting local non-profit organisations.

“Well done to the team at Queens Beach Tourist Village for making this happen.”

Planning for the 2024 fundraising has already started, with Jennie excited to “ramp up the effort”.

Jennie Greer and Gerry Tomsett from Queens Beach Tourist Village presenting the Bowen Queensland Country Women’s Association. Photo supplied

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