Balranald: School formal

The annual Country Cruise & Shine fundraiser raised $19,000 for Can Assist Bathurst. More than 190 cars traveled from Bathurst’s Rockabilly Cafe to The Foundations in Portland in April to honor the late Ash James, who lost his battle with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2018 at the age of 37.

Country Cruisin’ organiser Mel James, Ash’s sister, said the event showcased a vast variety of vehicles and proved to be a successful day all around.

“I think Ash would be very proud of everything we have achieved so far.”