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Drought Fundraiser

​Lane Cove's Christmas Drought Fundraiser

Thank you Lane Cove for your generous donations!

Council is pleased to announce more than $17,000 was raised for its Christmas Drought Fundraiser.

A total of $26,021.24 was donated to the two towns, Gunnedah and Cobar, including  $17,168.24 in gift cards and cash from our Christmas fundraiser, plus an additional $5,000 from Council. An additional $3,853 was raised by the Lane Cove Youth Orchestra and Hunters Hill High School ran a sister city Rain Bringer fundraiser. 

These funds have now been sent to Cobar Shire Council and Gunnedah Shire Council for distribution to people in need in their community. Funds raised went to help around 100 farmers in Cobar living and working on the land as their sole income. Please note: each council receives the same donation in terms of monetary value.

A special thanks to The Alcott and In The Cove for a total of $10,674.34 raised at two trivia fundraiser events. These funds have been split 50/50 between Gunnedah and Cobar and the funds have been electronically transferred so that the funds will be available before Christmas.

Mayors from both towns have already expressed their gratitude and thanks to Lane Cove.

Acting Mayor of Cobar, Peter Abbott: 

“On behalf of our Mayor and the community of Cobar Shire I would like to sincerely thank you and your generous community for their kind support and donations… it does make a significant difference to know that people do care and are prepared to help families in need. I can assure you that your donation will make a difference to our people and on the land and once again thank you so much.”

Acting Mayor of Gunnedah, Clr Rob Hooke:

“This support has been quite remarkable and a wonderful stimulus for our residents as they realise that their Sister City citizens in Lane Cove are willing to recognise our difficulties caused by drought… we are very proud that we have had such a partnership with Lane Cove residents for many years.”


Pam Palmer and Scott Bennison - Gift Card Photo - 18 Nov 19.JPG 

Mayor of Lane Cove, Councillor Pam Palmer, and Councillor Scott Bennison dropped off their gift cards for residents of

Gunnedah and Cobar at Council’s Civic Centre.