ELEVEN churches around Hervey Bay continued to do their part for charity at the 25th anniversary of the Combined Christian Churches Floral Art Display.

This year's host, St James Lutheran Church in Hervey Bay, officially launched the event on Friday at 10am and it ran until 4pm yesterday with donations going to the Dundowran Rural Fire Brigade.

"A donation box was set up inside the church for visitors to donate, money collected at the end of Sunday will be donated to the Dundowran Rural Fire Brigade," she said.

"Over 25 years, we have given in total $12,116 to 24 different charities.

"The highest amount given was over $900 to Meals on Wheels in 2010."

Second officer for the Dundowran Rural Fire Brigade David Spawton said the funds were much appreciated.

"We are very grateful for the funds which will help the community," he said.

Mr Spawton, who has been a volunteer for 10 years, also urged people to volunteer as a firefighter as the fire brigade is in urgent need of more volunteers.

 

David Spawton and Keith Speirs from the Dundowran Rural Fire Brigade and organiser Heather Paynter from the Seventh Day Adventist Church at the 25th annual Combined Christian Churches Floral Art Display at St James Lutheran Church.
David Spawton and Keith Speirs from the Dundowran Rural Fire Brigade and organiser Heather Paynter from the Seventh Day Adventist Church at the 25th annual Combined Christian Churches Floral Art Display at St James Lutheran Church. Alistair Brightman