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Zonta Bundaberg plant roses for anniversary

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Wilma Berry, Tanya McLoughlin and Pat Palu with one of the roses to be planted in Buss Park to celebrate Zonta Bundaberg's 30th anniversary.

Some beautiful yellow roses will soon be blooming in Buss Park, to celebrate Zonta Bundaberg’s 30th anniversary.

Zonta President Tanya McLoughlin said the roses will be a lasting reminder of Zonta’s work.

“The Zonta Club of Bundaberg was chartered in 1990 by Dianne Leggo.

“The work that Dianne and her team started 30 years ago continues today.

“Zonta Bundaberg sponsors programs to protect women against domestic violence; and assists women who are escaping violent situations.”

“We provide scholarships to women completing the STEPS programme and going on to further their education at University.

“Cancer support is also important to us – making breast cushions to help women going through breast cancer treatment to feel more comfortable.

“Our focus is also on developing countries, and we put together birthing kits to help provide a clean space for women in developing countries to give birth.”

The roses planted in Buss Park symbolise the Zonta Rose, which has served as the symbol of Zonta Rose Day since 1999.

“Zonta Rose Day is held on 8th March and is a time to reflect on the progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of countries and communities,” Tanya said.

Zonta Bundaberg is always happy to welcome new members; and supporters for their many projects. To find out more follow their Facebook page.

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