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Historic museum makes donation

Dimbulah Railway Musuem members Shirley Keuch, Cr Nipper Brown and Rob Smith presented Savannahlander Train driver Leigh Johns with a $300 donation.

THE Dimbulah Railway Museum recently held an afternoon tea in for the Savannahlander Train passengers with an added little surprise for one of their train drivers.

Leigh Johns was shocked to receive a $300 donation courtesy of the Dimbulah Railway Museum to help support his son who suffers from autism.

Museum President Cr Nipper Brown stated that the donation was going directly to the centre where Mr Johns’ son is being treated.

“We’re making a donation to one of the train drivers for Autism,” he said.

“The money goes straight to the centre where his son is.

“So we’re donating $300 to that charity.”

Dimbulah Railway Museum volunteer Rob Smith echoed Nipper’s comments.

“The driver just finished a 100km run in Herberton with all the funds going back to the community centre where his son is,” he said.

“Which is good, it doesn’t just go into a big float; it goes specifically to the centre.”

The volunteers who make up the museum charge a $5 fee for afternoon tea with all funds raised going back into the community or to a worthy cause.

The Dimbulah Railway Museum holds an afternoon tea every Wednesday and Saturday for the coming and going of the Savannahlander train passengers.

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