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Auction items add to Mochester Gala's appeal

The Rochester community is gearing up for the Mochester Gala tomorrow.

ELAINE COONEY November 29, 2012 4:34am

Sahra and Jason Brooks with items to be auctioned at the Mochester Gala tomorrow.

The Rochester community is gearing up for the Mochester Gala tomorrow.

Rochester Community House co-ordinator Amanda Logie and her ‘mo’ sister Jodi Dobson represent one of the community groups who have been busy sourcing prizes for the event.

‘‘The support we have received from the local businesses has been amazing, with vouchers from $15 to $60,’’ Ms Logie said.

‘‘We certainly appreciate this from the businesses and do not expect them to do this for nothing, we will be mentioning them throughout the night and also urging everyone at the event to support the local businesses and go in and spend money with them.’’

She said such donations would be used as raffle prizes on the night.

The event was the brainchild of Jason Brooks, who decided to raise money to fight cancer after seeing his good friend Jock McMillan overcome it recently.

Ms Logie said Rochester Community house, which joined forces with Rochester and Elmore District Health Service in supporting the event, was considering running an event for Movember and was pleased to help Mr Brooks with his idea for a Movember event.

‘‘By joining forces, we have ensured that this will be a successful event and engage an even wider audience,’’ Ms Logie said.

‘‘We are really proud to be a part of this event, because although Movember is aimed specifically at prostate cancer, I don’t think there is anyone in the community who has not been touched by cancer in one form or another.

‘‘And mental health, well it is something that too often, even in today’s society, is pushed aside or not spoken about.

‘‘Raising awareness of these issues is something we all need to do.’’

The Mochester Gala will be held at the Rochester Football Clubrooms 7pm on Friday.

The entry fee is $10 for those sporting moustaches and $15 for those without.

At the event, prizes will be given for the best moustache.

The money raised on the night will go towards the Movember charity.

Items to be auctioned at the Mochester Gala are:

Litho signed Collingwood jersey

Litho signed Carlton jersey

Signed Geelong Sherrin Football

Signed West Coast Eagles flag

Melbourne Demons pack

Signed Hawthorn jersey

Signed St Kilda jersey

John Deere pedal tractor

Esky donated by Bunnings Echuca store

Original AFL match football.

Dinner for two at The Last Straw

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