It’s a rare thing when political foes see eye to eye on an issue, but the Friends of the Pound in the Tweed did just that recently when they brought federal Richmond MP Justine Elliot (Labor) and state Tweed MP Geoff Provest (Nationals) together for the launch of a fundraising calendar, pictured with Friends of the Pound president Sonia Trichter, left.
The two MPs have each adopted animals from the pound in the past. Pound volunteer Murray Lees said that every cent of the $10 price of the calendar goes directly toward saving local puppies and kittens from being put down at the Tweed Shire Council pound. ‘If we sell all 1,000 calendars we’ll raise $10,000 for a very worthy cause,’ Mr Lees said. Copies are available at www.friendsofthepound.com