THE generosity of Darling Downs grain growers will help a local kindergarten with much-needed upgrades.
Cecil Plains grain growers have donated 40 tonnes of sorghum, which was recently delivered to Philp Brodie Grain's Oakey receival site.
Philp Brodie Grain then purchased the grain at a rate above market price, with all proceeds from the sale going towards a new fence at Cecil Plains Little Country Kids Club.
This donation from local growers and Philp Brodie Grain will help us to keep our service up-to-date with the latest building codes.
Event organiser and grain grower John McGrath said local growers had been extremely generous.
"I drove the truck around to properties asking growers to donate a few tonnes and everyone was happy to, even those who don't have kids attending kindy," Mr McGrath said.
"In the end we had around 20 growers handing over a few tonnes each."
Kindergarten president Leanne Mengel said the kindy was extremely grateful for the donation.
"We only have a small group of children and we depend heavily on the community for ongoing costs and any improvements that need to be made," she said.
"This donation from local growers and Philp Brodie Grain will help us to keep our service up-to-date with the latest building codes.
"This is the first time we've done a grain drive and it's our biggest fundraiser in a long time. It has been organised very quickly but has been very successful."
Philp Brodie Grain general manager Tom Howard said he was pleased to have been involved in the fundraising effort.
"Philp Brodie Grain works to support Darling Downs grain growers and the communities they live in," Mr Howard said.
"We're pleased to have had the opportunity to support Cecil Plains Little Country Kids Club and will look to continue our work with this community into the future."
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