Finley Lions Club held a family fun day on Saturday, helping raise funds for Emma Simpson's multiple sclerosis stem cell treatment in Russia.August 6, 2014 3:55am
It was a fresh but sunny day at the Emma Simpson Family Fun Day on Saturday, which raised $2000.
At least 150 people attended the day, which was run by the Finley Lions Club and the Emma Simpson Fundraising Group.
Proceeds will go to Emma Simpson’s upcoming journey to Russia where she will receive potentially life-saving multiple sclerosis stem cell treatment.
The morning kicked off with a two-lap run and one-lap walk of the Finley Lake, with mums, dads, kids, dogs and people in wheelchairs all participating in an effort to raise funds for Emma.
Finley Lions Club set up its van, selling tea and coffee and a delicious sausage sizzle.
There were numerous stalls stretched along the grass including cupcake decorating, hair braiding, facepainting, plaster painting, a lolly jar guess and an exciting yabby race which all created smiles among the abundance of children.
The Finley Rotary Club provided a merry-go-round and the Berrigan Lions Club set up a jumping castle.
There was also a fantastic raffle that comprised a trailer of gardening equipment, which will be drawn at the trivia night on August 30.
Later in the day, there was a catch and release fishing competition and there were even tubs of worms available for sale.
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Perfect weather forecasted this weekend will please the many boating enthusiasts registered for the inaugural Lake Mulwala Boat Muster to be held on Saturday.
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Campaspe Shire still does not have an alternative to the Moama slipway more than two years after obtaining permits to build a dry dock at the Port of Echuca.
There was a sentence doing the rounds at the weekend’s Great Northern Show.
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Two local teenagers have formally apologised to the Finley community for destroying 14 trees in Finley's Railway Park.
St Mary’s Catholic Church in Heathcote has undergone extensive roof repairs due to increasing water damage.
Cobram and District Toy Library secretary Liz Stronge said she was ‘‘really happy’’ with the turnout of more than 100 people to the 25th birthday Playfest at Mivo Park on Saturday.
NSW Deputy Premier Troy Grant says Nationals continue to fight forestry burden.
New Victorian minister for agriculture, Jaala Pulford, should bring funds for the Queensland Fruit Fly fight when she visits the region for the first time, Member for Northern Victoria, Wendy Lovell says.
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