The people of Heathcote and district chipped in more than $13,000 for the Food Friday Appeal and more donations are yet to be counted.BARBARA SUNGAILA April 23, 2014 3:10am
The community of Heathcote again gave generously to the Good Friday Appeal, donating more than $13,500.
Victorians donated $16.8 million to the Royal Children’s Hospital fundraiser, another record amount.
Some donations and collections tins are yet to be counted and it is expected Heathcote’s total will go close to matching last year’s record amount $20,300.00.
Appeal co-ordinator Greg Speirs thanked all those who donated and those who helped collect.
The CFA was again out in force, collecting in High St and on roadsides, and raised $2610.05.
Union Hotel owners Lyn and Travis Edwards and their patrons raised $4000 at the time of going to print but expected to beat last year’s total of almost $9000 when all money was counted.
Praveen Gulati, from Heathcote’s Cafe 245, again donated his takings for the day which were expected to match last year’s $5000.
A newcomer to the appeal this year, Rutherford and Maine, will donate this month’s profits of the Ashley scent range to the appeal.
A final figure will be provided in next week’s McIvor Times.
The Bureau of Meteorology has released a severe weather warning for regions that include Shepparton. It includes damaging winds and the potential for flash flooding.
Pete O’Neill and Abby Hicks are national champions at the completion of the 2015 Australian Barefoot Championships held last week.
GVAC women Rachel Pratt and Jacquie Fitzpatrick showed the men, and the large crowd at Rushworth Speedway on Saturday, March 28, they have what it takes when competing in the men’s classes.
Two international backpackers have taken aim at contractors who hired them to pick fruit in the region without payment.
Rochester boxing coach Chris Trewin and his team of dedicated trainers have been hitting the bag for more than six months and the results are beginning to show.
Local MP calls for community applications
A special event will take place at Pioneer Park on Sunday.
Jerilderie's born and bred Madeleine Harris has been recognised for her banking and finance career
Concerned Costerfield residents had the chance to voice their antimony health concerns last week after an independent facilitator was appointed.
Strathmerton clinched a win in the high-scoring game against Mathoura on the weekend in the PDFL North West competition.
Deniliquin swimming dynamo Stephen Dalzell has finished 13th overall in his preferred event at the Australian Age Championships.
Murray Goulburn Co-operative has set a date for a special meeting to vote on a new capital structure.
Emergency services are on scene of a two-car crash on the Midland Hwy, near Benalla. Two people have died. Traffic is being diverted.
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