True to its caring nature the Parkes community came out in droves to support the inaugural Day On The Green fundraiser for Currajong Disability Services at the Railway Bowling Club last Saturday. Almost 300 people attended the event, brainchild of Lilian Thomson and the Railway Bowling Club, to help Currajong raise much needed funds for a Care Chair.
With over $5,000 raised the objective was achieved much to the delight of all concerned. “Currajong currently has three wheelchair bound clients and only one Care Chair. This means we can now arrange a second one for our clients,” said Currajong CEO Jeff Evans.
“We are extremely grateful and can’t put into words what this means for us and our clients who will directly benefit from the overwhelming generosity of the community. The support is fantastic,” said Jeff. 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 providing entertainment. The auction and array of lucky door prizes added to the fun.
For Marketing and Communications Coordinator 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.
After the overwhelming success of the day the general consensus among attendees was unanimous: “When is it on again?”