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Costa raises funds for Tolga State School in Great Wheelbarrow Race

Congratulations to the Costa Berries Far North Queensland team who recently took part in the 140km Great Wheelbarrow Race, raising more than $4,000 for the Tolga State School.

The race honours the pioneers who pushed their wheelbarrows full of possessions from the coast to the Atherton Tablelands in the Gold Rush era. Regional Farm Manager Rob King said it was the first year a Costa team had been involved.

“We are very pleased to have raised more than $4,000 for the small Tolga State School, which will put the money towards updating science kits for the primary school children in their science studies curriculum hopefully to educate the next generation of aspiring horticulturists,” Rob said.

The Great Wheelbarrow Race is now in its 15th year and attracts more than 40 teams, who push a wheelbarrow from the small town of Chillagoe to Mareeba, following the Wheelbarrow Way.

Thanks to the following sponsors of the Costa Berry team: Barron Valley Hotel; Costa Avocados & Bananas; Tully Welding Works; Jason Cummings Electrical Service; Tableland Pump & Irrigation Repairs & Service; Landmark; and Peter Buckley Bobcat & Excavations Pty Ltd.


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