Lane Cove's Christmas Drought Fundraiser
Thank you Lane Cove for your
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
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
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.