Isolated Children's Parents' Association Moree branch thanks community for support and understanding after conference cancellation

The Moree convening committee (back) Kerri-Lynn Peachey, Libby McPhee, Phoebe Watts, Laura Walker, (front) Julie Radford, Jane Woods, Tori Woods and Sarnia Walker.
The Moree convening committee (back) Kerri-Lynn Peachey, Libby McPhee, Phoebe Watts, Laura Walker, (front) Julie Radford, Jane Woods, Tori Woods and Sarnia Walker.

The Moree branch of the Isolated Children's Parents' Association (ICPA) would like to thank the Moree community for their support and express how disappointed they are that last week's state conference couldn't go ahead.

With more than 180 registrations, the conference was set to provide a much-needed economic boost to Moree which is only just starting to recover from the worst drought in living memory.

"On behalf of the conference convening committee, we would like to express how disappointed we were that it wouldn't go ahead, fully understanding the financial impact it would have on the back of the drought," Moree ICPA conference convener Sarnia Walker said.

"We had amazing support from businesses in Moree, both financially and in-kind and we would just like to say how grateful we were to the Moree community and how disappointed we were that it couldn't go ahead.

"We did offer state council the opportunity for a digital conference, but they felt they couldn't go ahead with it at the current time."

Ms Walker said the Moree convening committee is hoping to discuss with state council the option of Moree hosting the conference again in the future.

"There was 12 months work involved in putting this together; everyone on the convening committee put their heart and soul into it," she said.

"The Moree convening committee was really keen to make this go ahead; we understand how devastating it is to the community. We wanted to bring people to Moree to show what a great place it is ... but we understand the reasons it was cancelled and that a decision had to be made.

"We hope that the season is a generous one for everyone to help lift the community spirits and enable us to look to the future with some hope."