The Trash and Treasure Sale run annually by Bega Valley Can Assist will be held later than usual this year on Saturday, October 26, at the Bega Showground. Any donations of goods would be greatly appreciated and can be left at the showground on October 25. If anyone needs assistance with collection of goods contact John on 0448 811 517.
In the past year in the Bega Valley Shire patient assistance was $65,783 with the total since 2004 being $617,156. Fundraising by members is not enough to meet the demand for assistance and so any donations by clubs and organisations is greatly appreciated.
One of these fundraising initiatives is the book sales at the Bega Visitor Information Centre, which have raised over $39,000 in about four years. If you have novels you no longer need, consider donating them to the centre at the Bega Cheese heritage Centre and maybe restocking your own library while there.
A raffle is currently being run with the prizes being a money tree, fire pit, BBQ smoker and socket set and will be drawn at the Trash and Treasure sale. Another fundraiser will be the Ukulele Hootenanny being held at the Wallaga Lake Holiday Park and Camel Rock Brewery with two shows at 1pm and 6.30pm on Saturday, October 5. There will be visiting and local ukulele groups and a huge raffle. Preparations are well underway for the biennial lunch and auction at Oaklands at Pambula which will be held on February 23, 2020. If any businesses or local artists and craftspeople would like to donate anything for the auction, phone Dot on 0416 280 915.
Cake sales to Bega businesses are still on the second Friday of every month. Buy your morning tea and help locals helping locals as all money raised stays in the shire.
New members are still desperately needed so that this assistance to cancer patients can continue. If you would like to join, head laong to the next meeting to be held in the meeting room at Club Bega at 7pm on Wednesday, October 2.
Contact the liaison officer on 0439 328 634 for confidential financial assistance for people with cancer and their carers across the Bega Valley Shire.