Rotary Club of Shepparton South members are aiming to top last year’s fundraising success with an even bigger dinner auction in May.By John Lewis
The club last year raised $28 000 for the refurbishment of Goulburn Valley Health’s palliative care rooms.
This year the club is donating all proceeds of its efforts to the children’s cancer charity Challenge, with a special focus on Goulburn Valley children with cancer.
‘‘This year we will have a strong local connection with champion golfer Jarrod Lyle attending,’’ club publicity officer Graham Royden said.
‘‘Jarrod is battling cancer himself — and he is an ambassador for Challenge as well.’’
Mr Royden said the Goulburn Murray Credit Union had already come to the party by offering $1000 in cash to be auctioned by selling keys to a cashbox at the May dinner.
Mr Royden said last year’s support from businesses and individuals donating auction items was overwhelming and contributed to the huge amount raised.
‘‘We’re hoping to raise even more this year,’’ he said.
The Rotary Club of Shepparton South dinner auction for Challenge supporting kids with cancer will be held at the GV Hotel on Saturday, May 18.
Bookings at $30 a head can be made by phoning Mr Royden on 0418 518 782.
■ To donate auction items, phone John Stuckey on 5831 3149 or 0417 144 458.
Police have released an image of a man they wish to speak to following an incident at SPC Ardmona in Shepparton, involving a package later found to be non-threatening.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
Outreach worker Les Twentyman, a local policeman and ERH worker, were among guest speakers at the Rochester and Elmore District Health Service community forum about substance abuse last week.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
A purpose-built bike, equipped with amateur radio, will be on the O'Keefe Rail Trail tomorrow.
Cobram residents John Anderson and Ian Cobb will race down memory lane this weekend when they compete in the annual Historic Winton.
Deniliquin Fire and Rescue's open day has been hailed a success by captain Bill Muirhead.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
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