SECOND CHANCE: Ellie Edwards, president of the Gladstone Ladies Bowls Club, nurses Simon, an eastern grey joey rescued by Katrina McCann, vice-president of Gladstone District Wildlife Carers.
SECOND CHANCE: Ellie Edwards, president of the Gladstone Ladies Bowls Club, nurses Simon, an eastern grey joey rescued by Katrina McCann, vice-president of Gladstone District Wildlife Carers. Paul Braven

Bowl one down to help wildlife carers save animals

WHAT do G-Bangers, marsupials and barefoot bowls have in common?

The answer is they will all converge on Saturday night to fundraise for the Gladstone and District Wildlife Carers Association.

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The association, with just shy of 50 carers, ensures the local native population of birds, reptiles and mammals stand a fighting chance against ongoing development.

Simon, a juvenile eastern grey kangaroo, would have died on the side of the highway if it wasn't for Katrina McCann's love.

"It's a full-time job," she laughed. "He (Simon) is on four-hourly feeds. He needs as much love and attention as a newborn baby."

The group is appealing to the Gladstone community to support their cause.

With live entertainment provided by the G-Bangers, an evening of barefoot bowls will take place on Friday at the Gladstone Bowls Club.

Entry is $15, with meat raffles and alcohol on offer. Contact 0427 106 803 to book a ticket.



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