THE Bermagui Seaside Fair donated a massive $15,000 to local organisations at its annual donation presentation last Friday night at the Bermagui Country Club.
Recipients were Little Yuin Aboriginal Preschool, Bermagui Preschool, Bermagui Public School, Bermagui SES, Bermagui Rural Fire Brigade, Marine Rescue Bermagui, Wallaga Lake/Bermagui Men’s Shed, Bermagui Historical Society, Bermagui Surf Life Saving Club, Bermagui Netball Association, Bermagui Skate Park Association, Wallaga Lake Study Centre, 1st Cobargo Scout Group and St John Ambulance Moruya.
The Bermagui Skate Park was the nominated recipient of funds raised at the inaugural 2014 Umbrellas of Bermagui.
The auction of the umbrellas held on the day of the Seaside Fair in early March raised $5000 to go towards capital works for the skate park.
The Seaside Fair committee added another $5000 to this to be earmarked for seating and landscaping once the skate bowl is completed.
The fair committee will also purchase and install a seat near the new marina in Bermagui Harbour for people to sit, relax and enjoy the beautiful view across the river to Gulaga Mountain.
“It was an auspicious occasion, with our largest total donations in one year to date,” Bermagui Seasiders chairwoman Jo Jacobs said.
“It was with great pleasure we were able to make our major donation to the Bermagui Skate Park, a long-standing local project, as well as to projects nominated by our other beneficiaries.”
Bermagui Seasiders is a not-for-profit incorporated association run by a small team of volunteers.
Its members, who plan and stage the annual Bermagui Seaside Fair, are extremely proud to have been able to make donations that now total over $52,000 and have benefited 26 local organisations.
If you would like to join the Seaside Fair committee, contact Jo Jacobs on 6494 0191.