Deniliquin’s Richard and Pat Fogarty held their first Soup on the Edward fundraiser on Friday.June 24, 2014 3:45am
Deniliquin’s Richard and Pat Fogarty were literally bowled over by the success of their first Soup on the Edward fundraiser on Friday.
They said the overwhelming support, which generated about $4000, pointed to the soup-fest becoming an annual event.
About 120 guests enjoyed a bowl or two of soup at the Fogartys’ picturesque riverside home to raise money for Alzheimers Australia’s Bring It To The Table fundraiser.
And the winter weather could not have been better as guests basked in the sunshine while choosing between eight different soups — including old favourites pumpkin and tomato — as part of the Alzheimers Australia Bring It To The Table fundraiser.
Deniliquin Mayor Lindsay Renwick and his wife Jan made an appearance, while popular local Geoff Riley handled the raffle which was won by local women Mary Roberts and Lyn Whateley.
Mr and Mrs Fogarty said they were thrilled with the result of the luncheon and thanked the community for its support.
The Fogartys held the event in honour of their son Ged, who was diagnosed with early onset dementia when he was only 36 years old and died three years later in 2010.
‘‘Ged would be proud of our efforts,’’ Mr Fogarty said.
‘‘Deni’s a great town especially when it comes to fundraising for events and the community support it provides.’’
Mr Fogarty now hopes to attract a Bring It To The Table ambassador to next year’s event.
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