The Suncoast Caravan Service Grass Roots Tour Successfully Continues in West Queensland
We started on the road Friday 13th March, after five days on the road and three communities, the Grass Roots Tour has contributed over seventy-five thousand dollars direct into these communities.
“This is exactly the desired effect that we had hoped to achieve. We have been overwhelmed by the reception we have received from the communities of Stanthorpe, St George and Cunnamulla to date. We are confident that this support will continue for the remainder of the Tour through South-West Queensland.” Said Adam Twist, General Manager Suncoast Caravan Service.
“Grass Roots Tour participants are continuously amazed by the friendliness of the communities and we are humbled by the participants on the tour, with their willingness to give back to these disaster affected communities.” Said Adam Twist.
“The communities in south-west Queensland’s response to the Tour has been overwhelming. Which is evident from a very special message received by the owners of the Nindigully Pub.” Said Letitia Twist, Marketing Manager Suncoast Caravan Service.
“It was so heart-warming to see many of your group filling our pub last Sunday 15th March. It was by far our best day since last Novembers annual RFDS Nindigully Pig Races in many ways. Your members were very friendly and patient. Our entire staff and town population of 8 were really happy with the workout as we do often get bored. I have no doubt ourselves and every town you visited in western Queensland wants to give you all a big hug for coming and supporting us. Without your emotional and economic help many businesses out here would be forced to close the doors forever.” Said Burnsie and Deb, Nindigully pub owners/operators since 2002.
Pictured Above: Tour attendee Brett Murray pictured with his children at Nindigully Pub.
“Over the duration of the Tour so far, we have been able to assist local community organisations including Stanthorpe Rotary Club, St George Rotary Club, Eulo Polo Cross Club and the Cunnamulla & District Diggers Race Club.” Said Letitia Twist.
President of the Stanthorpe Rotary Club Fran Hodgson commented, “We have had a really hard time in the last twelve months. It’s green now and our spirits have been incredibly uplifted, but it is a green drought. So the farmers are still struggling and they will for another twelve to eighteen months and so are the businesses. And I think what you have done (Grass Roots Tour), coming here is the best thing you could do to bring and lift the spirits of our community and also bring some money into our pockets. So thank you very much.”
Pictured Above: Fran Hodgson, President Stanthorpe Rotary Club.
“We still have two destinations to go and the Tour has been everything we had hoped it would. The participants have overwhelmed us with their generosity and comradery that has developed on Tour, which has been incredibly uplifting not only for us but the communities we have visited.” Said Adam Twist.
The Tour concludes Sunday 22nd March.
Pictured Above: Tour participants pictured with Adam Twist, celebrating after raffles were drawn.