The Biggest Ever Blokes Barbecue lunch saw more than 200 district men help raise more than $40,000.TRENT HORNEMAN November 21, 2012 4:01am
Horizon Committee event co-ordinator Dick Phillips (left) with Horizon Committee president Garet Stobaus, Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia Victoria/Tasmania state manager Kendra Overall and foundation chief executive Anthony Lowe.
Echuca men’s love of barbecue and beer has helped the Horizon Committee donate $40,000 to Prostate Cancer Foundation Australia.
The Horizon Committee hosted the Biggest Ever Blokes Barbecue lunch last month, with more than 200 district men attending.
The concept started in Shepparton and has been successfully replicated in Bendigo, Ballarat and Bairnsdale.
Organiser Dick Phillips said the Horizon Committee had already begun taking bookings for the 2013 lunch.
Mr Phillips said given the success of the inaugural barbecue, which featured talks from guests Damien Fleming and Dean Jones, the committee planned for a bigger event in 2013.
Echuca’s Horizon Committee also continues to fund oncology nursing scholarships from the proceeds of the annual Murray Charity Meander.
Recent recipients include nurses in Swan Hill, Kyabram, Balranald and Echuca.
The committee has raised almost $800,000 in the past eight years with funds also assisting breast cancer support services and local beneficiaries such as Echuca Regional Health and YMCAs One & All project.
Entries for the 2013 Murray Meander from Echuca-Moama to Mildura are still being accepted with details available from www.murraymeander.com.au or email@example.com
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