Broncs, barrels and bulls will be the order of the day at the annual Murphy’s Creek Fossil Downs Bush Rodeo on Saturday 1 September. Now in its 11th year, the event transforms the small country town of Murphy’s Creek into a hub of activity with hundreds of visitors keen to experience plenty of rodeo action.
The family favourite rodeo helps raise much needed funds for the Toowoomba Hospital’s renal and oncology units. Toowoomba Hospital Foundation CEO Alison Kennedy said over the past 10 years the Murphy’s Creek Fossil Downs Bush Rodeo has helped to raise over $26,000 for the Toowoomba Hospital. “Through the commitment and generosity of the rodeo committee this great event has stood the test of time and raised vital funds for the Toowoomba Hospital renal and oncology units and the Murphy’s Creek community,” she said. “We are incredibly grateful to the event organisers and supporters of the rodeo who continue to back this wonderful event and fundraising efforts. As well as supporting a great cause, the rodeo is a great family-friendly day and being so close to Father’s Day it’s fantastic excuse to take Dad out and spoil him.”
Jam-packed with plenty of entertainment event-goers can expect to be treated with top class rodeo bull riding, saddle bronc riding and barrel racing. Children will also be able to get in on the action with poddy riding, junior barrel racing and junior break away roping.
Funds raised from this year’s Rodeo will go towards the fit out of the new Home Dialysis Therapy Unit which is soon to commence construction.
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