CLOSE to 300 people turned out last Saturday for the inaugural Railway Bowling Club Day On The Green fundraiser for Currajong Disability Services.
The event, which was the brainchild of Lilian Thomson and the Railway Bowling Club, was planned to help Currajong raise much needed funds for a Care Chair valued at approximately $4500.
At last count there was over $5000 raised meaning that the objective on the day was well and truly achieved to the delight of all concerned.
“Currajong currently has three wheelchair bound clients and only one Care Chair so now we can arrange a second one for our clients,” Currajong CEO Jeff Evans said.
“We are extremely grateful to all those who contributed and attended and can’t put into words what this means for us and our clients who will directly benefit from the overwhelming generosity from within the community.
“The spirit among the Parkes district and surrounds to turn up and support us is fantastic.”
The day featured a who’s who of the local music scene with Birdie and Georgie Sideris, Chris Orr, Jordie Dwyer, Twiggy McGirr and Tommy and Holly Orr lighting up the huge crowd.
There was an auction on the day with the flagship item – Winx memorabilia going for a tidy sum as well as an array of lucky door prizes to keep the masses interested.
For Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator Dane Millerd, the day couldn’t have gone any better.
“I really must thank Lilian and the team at the Railway Bowling Club as well as Sue Maxwell and our own Indigo Kriedemann for their tireless efforts to make this day a reality,” he said.
“Lilian especially went above and beyond the call of duty.
“She is a proud member of the extended CDS family and her dedication will see her grandson Cooper directly benefit from the Care Chair and help improve not just his quality of life but that of our other clients.
“From everyone at CDS – thank you.”
After the overhwleming success of the inaugural Day On The Green the general consensus among those that attended was unanimous – When is it on again?
Watch this space!