On behalf of the combined churches of Boyup Brook in the south west of WA, a cheque for $2,055.30 will be presented to BlazeAid, an organisation which assists people in rural Australia after disaster.
The churches, including members of local Uniting, Baptist, Catholic and Anglican Churches asked for donations of second hand books and items for a jumble sale held during the Boyup Brook Country Music Festival.
Volunteers spent many hours sorting the books into various classifications and marking each book with a bargain price. St Saviour’s Anglican Church, located within the area of the street market during the festival, provided the ideal site for the book sale. Volunteers from the local churches thank Boyup Brook Country Music Festival organisers for their support.
The jumble sale raised $275.10 and the book sale $1,780.20; the sales were boosted by a busker who was singing in the church grounds who used his voice and equipment to advertise the sale. This donation will help to hasten the recovery of farmers who have lost many kilometres of fencing in the Waroona Harvey region, so that when pastures are restored, farmers will be able to see some restoration of their farming lifestyle.