Towns dig deep for hospital


Towns dig deep for hospital

THE Loch, Poowong and Nyora community expects to donate $13,000 to the Royal Children’s Hospital as a result of another successful Family Fun Day at Loch recently.

The Loch community has held a held a fundraising event in some form for more than 20 years.

The Poowong and District Apex Club took on the running of the event in 2001 and ran it with great success, with the event getting bigger every year. 

Unfortunately due to a lack of numbers, the Apex club has folded, but a group of dedicated volunteers vowed to keep the day running. 

They call themselves the Community Comrades and consist of past Apexians, their children and other volunteers who have been generous to assist in a variety of ways. 

This strengthening of volunteers from the community has led to this years event being bigger and better than ever. 

The Poowong, Loch, Nyora Good Friday Family Fun Day consists of fun for children kids in the form of jumping castles and games donated by Starsearch Entertainment, tractor rides, a display by a medieval society, football inflatable games, free Easter egg hunts, free craft tent and face painting.  While children are entertained, adults buy spinning wheel tickets to win the chance to choose from a wide variety of donated goods, raffle tickets, buy food and drinks.  Many spinning wheel prizes were donated by businesses from Loch, Poowong, Korumburra, Warragul and Drouin.

There was even a tug of war between CFA members and a professional group led by Derek Luke, providing entertainment for all. 

In the past few past years the day has donated a minimum of $9000 to the hospital.  This year, with a crowd estimated in excess of 500, the group will be able to donate $13,000 from the generous community.  The day also has a Facebook page if anyone is interested in donating in any way for 2017. 

Looking the part: Ruby Hussey of Loch made a fine tiger at the Poowong, Loch, Nyora Good Friday Family Fun Day.

Looking the part: Ruby Hussey of Loch made a fine tiger at the Poowong, Loch, Nyora Good Friday Family Fun Day.

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