Many months of fundraising has led to a record amount raised for charity in this year's Mount Isa Mines Rodeo.
This year's seven Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo Queens presented $274,757.73 to their chosen charities on Sunday
Mount Isa Mines Rodeo CEO Natalie Flecker thanked the seven entrants for their record fundraising efforts: 2019 Rodeo Queen Aimee Sewell, Charity Queen Tony Toholke and entrants Kat Ufer, Kate Lovett; Bron Myers, Kellie Pigliafior and Allison Nicholson.
"On behalf of the Isa Rodeo Board and our local community thank you for the outstanding efforts you have all put into the 2019 Isa Rodeo Queen Quest, for representing the Isa Rodeo as ambassadors and of course, the huge task of raising funds for your chosen charities," Ms Flecker said.
"You've done a truly incredible job, and we also thank your support teams and the community for supporting your efforts throughout the year."
Charity Queen Tony Toholke presented his cheque of $86,552.85 to TIACS Foundation representative Ed Ross.
Matt West, representing Rodeo Queen Aimee Sewell presented her cheque of $$68,148.62 to the Mount Isa PCYC representative Linda Kirkpatrick.
The "Spirit of the Quest" award winner Kellie Pigliafiori presented her $15,977.72 cheque to RFDS representatives Chess Garrett and Fiona Liddle.
Bron Myers presented her cheque of $35,716.35 to Mount Isa Base Hospital Auxiliary Cancer Unit representative Nicole Williams.
Kat Ufer presented her cheque of $34,027.85 to SES Mount Isa Group representative Kimberley Smith.
Kate Lovett presented her cheque of $27,630.44 to NWQ Mental Health Network representative Carmen Lehtonen and Allison Nicholson presented her $6,703.90 cheque to MICE representative Lenita Woodsbey.
Ms Flecker also thanked the charities for supporting their entrants, the local community for supporting the various fundraising activities and to queen quest coordinators Sharnee Lloyd and Diana Atkins for their voluntary assistance giving the entrants valuable support and guidance during the year.
"It was an outstanding achievement for our entrants to raise a record amount in this, our 60th anniversary year," she said.
"We are looking forward to another successful year in 2020 and are in the process of finalising our entrants.
"If you are looking for an amazing experience, which will be both hard work but very rewarding, I would really encourage you to consider entering next year's queen quest."
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