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Great Outback BBQ serves the frontier

THIS SEPTEMBER Frontier Services will launch its new fundraiser, the Great Outback BBQ.

The call is for people across Australia to host their own Great Outback BBQ event to raise money to support the work of
Frontier Services in the Outback.

The Ladies’ Day Fellowship from The Gap Uniting Church was one of the first groups in Queensland to register their event, to be held at the church on Saturday, 17 September.

Fellowship secretary Jenna Edwinsmith said The Gap Uniting Church had a strong affiliation with those living in remote and isolated parts of Australia.

“One of our members was a nurse with the (Australian) Inland Mission many years ago and we have just carried on the support,” she said.

The Fellowship gives a regular donation to the Burke and Wills Patrol in central Queensland while three of their members
attend the Frontier Services Auxiliary Queensland meetings.

Members of Middle Ridge Uniting Church in Toowoomba are also busy planning a Great Outback BBQ event.

Church Administrator Margaret Spinks said the congregation felt a connection with Frontier Services and wanted to be part of the event.

Its Adult Fellowship group is a regular supporter of the organisation while some church members have travelled to
Birdsville for the annual races to assist with Frontier Services fundraising activities there.

Hosts choose when, where and how they put their event together and will be sent a BBQ Host Pack.

For more information or to register call 1300 787 247 and ask for Jacqueline or go to www.frontierservices.org

Photo : Former Inland Mission nurse Marjorie Longton (front right) celebrates her 90th birthday with members of The Gap Uniting Church Ladies’ Day Fellowship (from left) Lyn Orchard, Flo Holdway, Mavis Algate, Alma Davie, Marjorie Longton, and Janice Harris. Photo by Jenna Edwinsmith