Race club joins fire appeal

COFFS Harbour Racing Club and Coates Hire are holding a fundraiser Race Day event on March 23 to raise money for the Coffs Harbour City Council Appeal for the Victorian Bushfires.

On the day, all gate takings will go to the Appeal, as well as a significant portion of the proceeds from a special lunch package.

The lunch package includes Gate Entry, exclusive access to the Corporate Lounge, a Five Course Gourmet Luncheon and complementary drinks throughout the day as well as complementary Race Books.

Businesses, organisations or groups of friends can book tables of up to 10 guests and a significant portion of the proceeds will go to the Community Centre Appeal. Tickets are $80 per person and the lunch begins at 12.30pm.

Anyone wishing to book a table for the lunch should contact the Racing Club on 6652 1488.

For all the latest information on the Appeal, go to www.coffsharbour.

nsw.gov.au/appeal

You can donate to the Bushfire Appeal by credit card, via direct transfer from your own bank account or over the counter at any branch of Bendigo Bank or BCU.

For details on how to donate to the Bushfire Appeal, go to www.coffs

harbour.nsw.gov.au/appeal or call Coffs Harbour City Council on 6648 4000 during business hours.

  • PLAYERS, fans and supporters who took part in the recent 2009 Ella Sevens Tournament in Coffs Harbour have donated the money raised on the gate - $1193 - to the appeal.

“We were happy to be able to contribute in some small way to the people who have suffered so dramatically in Victoria. It's a tragedy that's affected everybody,” Ella said.

“It's not a huge amount, but every little helps.”

The current total donated to date stands at $83,570 with pledges of a further $300,000 towards the construction of a community facility in the area worst-affected by the bushfires.

“Donations have been pouring in to the Appeal from across our region, from NSW and much further afield,” Coffs Harbour Deputy Mayor, Councillor Bill Palmer said.

“The generosity of those who are making donations is very humbling. There is no doubt that the devastation caused by these terrible bushfires has touched us all.”



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