GIVING BACK: Jay Skoblar and Tracy Campbell from the Queens Arms.
GIVING BACK: Jay Skoblar and Tracy Campbell from the Queens Arms. Joshua Macree

Pub looks to give back to the community

THE Queens Arms Hotel in Roma is continuing its tradition of giving back to locals thanks to its community benefits program.

The iconic pub is looking to give away $5000 to local groups which might be in need of vital funding to do what they do best.

Round 1 of applications will close on July 15, with the second lot of $2500 to be given away before year's end.

The funds were originally put aside as sponsorship for a local sporting team but the deal fell through after the pub underwent large-scale renovations.

With the money still available in the budget, the owners decided to still put the money back into the local community.

Maureen Chalk, senior manager at the Queens Arms said the program was open to groups of all shapes and sizes that might benefit from a cash injection.

"We thought it would be a great way to branch out into all parts of the community and help out local groups that wouldn't normally have a voice,” she said.

"It could even be sporting teams, ballet classes, gymnastics or it might be for kids who need a leg-up to compete at regional competitions.”


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