Members of the Murray to Moyne fundraising bike ride, which raises money for Deniliquin Hospital, raised more than $6000 with a myster movie night and auction on Friday.ZOE MCMAUGH February 26, 2013 4:54am
In the last 10 years, the Murray to Moyne cyclists have raised more than $100,000 for Deniliquin Hospital from its annual fundraiser.
And at Friday night’s mystery movie night, they added more than $6200 to this year’s efforts.
The open air movie night and auction was held at the Wakool Rd home of Rick and Lyn Bond, where the comedic Will Ferrell movie Blades Of Glory had everyone entertained.
As is tradition, the movie was kept a secret up until the showing, but props scattered around the garden were left as hints.
Each movie goer was invited to guess the name of the movie, with a name drawn at the end of the night for a lucky door prize. It was won by Shaun Connor.
An athlete podium with medals was the main prop, but when some of the organisers came dressed as ice skaters in lycra suits with gold medals guessing the movie became much easier.
Some of the guests also came in costume, which is also tradition for the annual movie night.
The funds raised on the night came from movie entry and a highly competitive goods and services auction.
Mr Bond said it was a great night, which attracted about 100 people.
Murray to Moyne is a cycling race, and Deniliquin cyclists use it as a chance to raise money for Deniliquin Hospital.
Following last year’s race in April, the local crew rode 520km from Swan Hill to Port Fairy and raised $12,000.
This year’s Murray to Moyne takes place on April 6 and 7.
There are three ride options to choose from, with the longest being a day and night ride from Mildura to Port Fairy (520km).
For more information about the event go to www.murraytomoyne.com.au.
To donate to the local team, contact Mr Bond on 0422
Brownlow medallist Kevin Murray, who enjoyed a decorated career with Fitzroy Lions, is putting his medals from his playing days on display to help raise funds for Arcadia Country Fire Authority.
The Australian Cricket Association has made the decision to postpone the Masters events scheduled for Yarrawonga this weekend in light of the serious injury to Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes.
Last week Victorian Collections passed a major milestone, with the 50000th historical object record from the state’s heritage collections uploaded to the site.
On Saturday voters will head to the polls to decide what shape the new Victorian Government will take. The Riv asked each of our six candidates to provide 300 words on what their number one issue is for the seat of Murray Plains.
Rochester Elmore District Health Service’s board of management chair Tim Fulton has presented Gayle McConnell and Heather Oliver with long service awards.
Local recovering after workplace injury
Here's a fundraising idea that's hard to beat.
No luck for Finley in Murray Valley cricket.
The falling water level at Lake Eppalock is causing concern, dropping at an alarming rate according to residents.
Moira Shire's best take on former Australian greats for local masters exhibition match.
Deniliquin business Charlie Carp attracts international interest.
A spring Future Orchards walks will be held at Coomboona on Friday November 28 from 9.30am.
Dr John Alexander is 101-yrs-old and has many fond memories of working with the Benalla migrant camp residents from its opening in 1949.
- No Myna Matter - Benalla man rewarded for disposing of more than 300 common myna birds.
- Charges laid over Benalla Golf and Bowls Clubs thefts.
- Benalla annual sheep sale bouyed by good season.
- How-to-vote cards tampered with.
- Yooralla CEO resigns after investigation of sexual abuse of disabled clients by Yooralla workers.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
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.