Community pitches in to raise funds for Woolshed

Posted on 11th February 2019

Approximately 100 people attended the Jondaryan Woolshed Cent Sale on the weekend, raising more than $2,000 to fund special projects at the iconic Darling Downs museum complex. 

Jondaryan Woolshed General Manager, Rebecca Pope says members of the community braved the hot conditions to support the Woolshed and to win their slice of almost 200 prizes generously donated by local businesses and individuals.

“We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who donated goods and gift vouchers. We were blown away by the support,” said Ms Pope.

In total, 35 businesses in the Oakey, Jondaryan, Dalby and Toowoomba area pitched in to support the cause, giving products and gift vouchers for a variety of goods and services.

“We are so proud to have raised more than $2,000. Proceeds will support a variety of special projects that will upgrade and improve the facilities on offer to visitors,” said Ms Pope.

“We have already started upgrades to our animal nursery. Additional shade, picnic tables, native gardens and efficient watering systems are just some of the other special projects funds raised at our Cent Sale will support,” added Ms Pope.

Dedicated staff and volunteers worked tirelessly in the lead up to the event, accepting and sorting hundreds of donations, and hosting the half day event. 

“As caretakers of Australia’s oldest working Woolshed and one of the region’s historical museums, we take our responsibility very seriously. We hope that special projects currently in the works will enhance the experience for visitors and preserve the integrity of the grounds for future generations,” said Ms Pope.