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.
This year’s national ambassadors included MasterChef 2009 contestant Josh Catalano and former My Kitchen Rules contestants Daniela Pirone and Stefania Muscara.
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
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