Jimboomba Coles teams up with other local businesses and school kids for Hummingbird House fundraiser

Jimboomba businesses are getting behind sick kids with a vital fundraiser.

Cash: Lou Maag and Magdad Habib are raising money for Hummingbird House Children's Hospice.

Cash: Lou Maag and Magdad Habib are raising money for Hummingbird House Children's Hospice.

They have put the call out to shoppers to help raise a huge amount for Hummingbird House Children's Hospice.

The fundraiser is spearheaded by Coles, with the supermarket giant raising money across the state, but Jimboomba's has the local touch which only a country town can provide.

A number of firms in the area are chipping in and helping lift the total.

Big Mike's Kebabs and Pizza owner Magdad Habib is donating money from every kebab sold today.

Two of the region's charity shops, Now and Zen and Defenders for Hope, are getting on board.

Ks Takeaway and News on Cusack have also dug deep for the cause.

Coles staffer Lou Maag paid tribute to the locals for getting on board.

"As soon as I asked, everyone jumped on board," Ms Maag said.

"I think it's great how Habib's and other businesses have donated in such tough times."

Local school kids are getting behind the cause. Veresdale Scrub students are donating money raised at a purple day, while Jimboomba State School kids are conducting a colouring in competition.

Jimboomba's Coles has a history of helping people in need.

Manager Steven Scott lauded his community.

"The community out here means so much more," he said.

It costs about $5.4 million to run the hospice every year. Coles hopes to raise about $6000 for the cause locally, Ms Maag said.

The fundraiser runs for four weeks.

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