Two of Benalla and districts pubs have excelled in their fundraising campaign for the Good Friday Appeal. Find out how and who.MEG PIGRAM November 15, 2012 10:31am
Lyn Lindsay, Jade Kirk, Jaime Straughen, Michael Reid, Tree Willhelme and Emoke Bakacs. Benalla and Tatong have excelled in raising funds as part of the Good Friday Appeal.
Two iconic Benalla and district businesses have been congratulated for their efforts towards The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
Tatong Tavern and the Farmers Arm Hotel have featured in the top 10 hotels and clubs throughout the state that raised substantial funds for the appeal.
Tatong resident Jade Kirk hosted a ‘‘Girls’ Night Out’’ to raise funds, and Tree Willhelme runs a Friday night raffle at the pub and then an auction on Good Friday.
Good Friday Appeal deputy director Emoke Bakacs said it was people such as Jade and Tree who were invaluable to the appeal.
‘‘Both these ambassadors work their community and gain fabulous support from most of the business owners within the district — it is truly a community contribution,” Ms Bakacs said.
‘‘We are very grateful for individuals like Jade and Tree who work tirelessly to support our cause.’’
Money raised from the Good Friday Appeal in regional Victoria this year alone has toppled more than $3.7
‘‘We cannot underestimate the importance of our regional mates,’’ Ms Bakacs said.
‘‘The total raised by the Benalla community for this past Good Friday was $62
‘‘We cannot forget our CFA volunteers who undertake the collections in Benalla each Good Friday; CFA groups are represented in most of the 225 towns on the Regional Tally Board on Good Friday,’’ she said.
‘‘We could not achieve the annual result for the Royal Children’s Hospital without their assistance.’’
This year the Farmers Arms raised more than $27
The North Eastern Hotel in Wangaratta was in the top three pubs and clubs for fundraising.
The Good Friday Appeal is a unique fundraising activity that brings together people from all parts of the community in a very special way, with the common goal to raise money for Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital.
Mulwala has come from behind to knock Deniliquin out in week one of the Murray Netball League finals.
Although still not at their best, Mulwala have finished on top of the Murray League ladder after a comfortable victory over Cobram.
The International Guide Jamboree will take place at Lake Somerset, South East Queensland from September 25 to October 3, for Guides aged 10-17 years, and will be hosted by Girl Guides Australia.
AFTER the success of the inaugural Community Awareness and Choices Expo on Friday, the event has been confirmed for next year.
ROCHESTER has welcomed its new Uniting Church minister.
Kyabram under pressure to maintain vital top three spot
The Seymour sub-branch of the RSL needs information on local soldiers during World War I.
Berrigan public decides drainage works location
EARTHCOTE Events boss Spiro Boursinos has slammed allegations his annual Pyalong festival is anything but a safe and well organised function.
Handymen and creative builders will now have a safer space to work in after a donation allowed the Cobram Men’s Shed to invest in a defibrillator.
Cancer claims one of its fiercest combatants.
School's in for farming students
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.