This year, due to COVID-19 and the restrictions that come with it, our Board of Directors decided to make donations to a range of organisations doing amazing work in the communities we work and live in. All were very gratefully received.
Combined donations totalled over $26,000.
Albury Wodonga Regional Cancer Centre
Providing a range of services and programs
to cancer patients and their families.
Terry Greaves with Andrew Norling and Darren McCormick (NorMac YPC), and Peter Calabria (YPC).
The donation will be put towards travel expenses and medications needed by those living in the community suffering from cancer.
Marie Dodds with Nicole Jackson (YPC).
Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare
Rescuing food, sharing meals with people who would otherwise go hungry, and empowering people through education and training.
Peter Matthews with Andrew Norling (NorMac YP), and Peter Calabria (YPC).
Local volunteers providing hot meals, activities, reading for the children, and additional support for our community.
Janice Sartor with Peter Taprell and Peter Calabria (YPC).
Griffith Base Hospital
The donation will be used to purchase 6 new mattresses, which will provide 6 more beds for patients.
Deb Charles and Rebecca Hudson with Laurie Testoni and Peter Taprell (YPC).
Griffith Suicide Prevention Support Group Inc.
Offering support for people who are lonely, depressed or suicidal via a 24/7 crisis call service.
Val Woodland with Peter Taprell (YPC).
Leeton Community Food Van
Providing healthy and nutritious meals to families, in particular children, struggling during these uncertain times.
Kim Doss, Tom Thompson and Brady Smith with Paul Smith (YPC) and Sharon Elwin (B&H).
Griffith Breast Cancer Support Group
Offering financial and emotional support to people in the community dealing with breast cancer.
Vicki Codemo with Sharon Power (S&B).
Riding for the Disabled
Providing therapy, sport and recreation for those who have a disability via the riding of horses and other horse-related activities.
Deb Longhurst with Sally O’Keeffe (RWE).
Leeton VRA Rescue Squad
This donation will help purchase battery operated rescue equipment, enabling more timely and efficient extrications of people in entrapment situations.
Simon Ingram, Glenn Newman and Jason Smith with Nicole Jackson (YPC) and Sharon Elwin (B&H).
Wangaratta CareVan Inc.
Delivering wholesome meals 3 times a week to 3 locations, for those who are struggling to provide food for themselves and their families.
Adam McNamara, Brett and Trudie with Andrew Norling (NorMac YPC), and Peter Calabria (YPC).
Yenda Retirement Village
Providing affordable and secure accommodation for the elderly in Yenda and the surrounding area.
Pat Grant and Kay Pellizzer with Peter Calabria (YPC).
St. Stephens Uniting Church, Wodonga
Supporting the local community.
Rev. Denise Naish and Helen Lord with Andrew Norling (NorMac YPC), and Peter Calabria (YPC).