PACKED TO THE RAFTERS: Biloela woman Colleen Torney coolects itesm for drought relief and built a new shed to house all the donations. SHe is holding an open day on Saturday. Picture by RUSSEL GUSE.
PACKED TO THE RAFTERS: Biloela woman Colleen Torney coolects itesm for drought relief and built a new shed to house all the donations. SHe is holding an open day on Saturday. Picture by RUSSEL GUSE.

Biloela volunteer goes extra mile

THE shed on Colleen Torney's Biloela property is lined from floor to ceiling with clothes, shoes, toys and books.

Colleen Torney likes to lend a hand - if her shed is any indication she certainly goes the extra mile.

Colleen collects donations of items such as clothes and books to help out with drought relief. She even had a new shed built to house the ever increasing number of donations.

It seems a second one might be needed, as it is bursting at the seams.

Colleen receives about 600kg of donations from the Hervey Bay Disability Op-shop on pallets which are transported to Gladstone, where Biloela couriers bring the load across to Biloela.

It is then dropped off at the shed at Colleen's farm, on the Burnett Highway, 23 north of Biloela.

“People can come and sort through boxes which is a lot of fun and very relaxing,” Colleen said.

Volunteers then sort and pack items for other areas, with even more volunteers picking it up for areas such as Theodore, Wowan, Goovigen, Monto and Ridgelands.

Colleen is holding a drop in day at her farm so people can see the work done by her and the other volunteers to help out with drought relief.

People will be able to have a look around the shed from midday.

Colleen's property is Lot 42738 on the Burnett Highway, north of Biloela.


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