This year, the team at Pursers Travel and Cruise hosted a drop off point for Share the Dignity in Kingaroy
This year, the team at Pursers Travel and Cruise hosted a drop off point for Share the Dignity in Kingaroy Felicity Dascombe

People matter to us in Queensland

QUEENSLANDERS are being praised for their top-notch efforts in charity fundraising throughout 2018.

Just in the South Burnett alone, after many hazardous storms, several drought relief charities spread across the region to send support to other effected locals.

Charity organisations such as the Cancer Council and Graham House had also received their fair share of recognition throughout 2018, too.

According to online fundraiser hub Everydayhero, Queenslanders in general have raised over $10 million for charity, taking place as one of the most generous states in Australia.

Everydayhero's director Pascale Harvie believes all Queenslanders should be feeling proud of the achievement.

"Queensland has proven to be one of the most generous of all the states and territories in Australia, with more than $10,026,000 raised this year, which is absolutely phenomenal,” Ms Harvie said.

"The average donation was $67.92 per person, which is certainly something to be proud of.”

Ms Harvie feels that the innovation of fundraising has helped fundraises across the nation.

"Moving online has also meant a significant increase in donations received - fundraising has certainly come a long way from collecting coins in a tin,” she said.

With the new year upon us, perhaps Queenslanders and the South Burnett can do even better to donate throughout 2019.