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Pictured, Wendy Bedford, Sandy Drysdale and Hellen Beer

 

The group reported bike numbers were up 50 per cent from the 2023 event, with perfect conditions and weather for a ride from the Farmers Arms Hotel Tocumwal to Finley, Berrigan, Barooga and back to Tocumwal.

“It was perfect weather, and great company with lots of helpers,” reports CanAssist treasurer Lorraine Blain.

“There was a great team of volunteers cooking bacon and egg rolls which were thoroughly enjoyed by our community and Kruze participants, plus a crew on the registration and raffle table.”

There was a prize awarded for best bike and best sponsor who raised the most money for their efforts, and a raffle of lucky numbers.

The generous raffle winners of $200 and $50 respectively both donated their winnings back to the cause.

A profit of $5363 was made from the event after prizes and expenses to go directly to those touched by cancer in Tocumwal and surrounds.

Tocumwal CanAssist spends a lot of money each year on patient support, so this fundraiser made a massive contribution to its annual fundraising total.

The group extends thanks to the many fundraisers who contributed financially to the cause, and the many local businesses who sponsored the event.

“All of the money raised stays in Tocumwal,” explained health liaison Helen Beer.

 

Feb 14, 2024

Cobram Courier

Celebrating a successful year members of Tocumwal Can Assist gathered for an early Christmas lunch on 4th December. 36 of our 60 members were in attendance. President Roberta had arranged the decorations and created a truly festive feel for attendees. MC – Geoff Westmore opened proceedings and introduced President Roberta Wereta. New members were introduced and given their welcome letters and Can Assist lanyard.

New member Suzanne Munro contacted Roberta the next day, “yesterday was a great day, your special touches were amazing – tables etc. I really love what was in our envelopes – l feel so proud to be part of Can Assist.”

Roberta congratulated members on a great year given the challenging circumstances of 2020 with coronavirus.

This year Can Assist Tocumwal has increased the number of community members we are supporting by 85% and increased our membership by 70%.

The branch acknowledges the great publicity through media outlets particularly in local media Toc Flyer and Southern Riverina News.

Tocumwal Can Assist recipe book is ready for launching and a huge thanks was extended to Gayle Chenoweth for her drive in taking the idea through to a finished product. Thanks, was also extended to Lorraine Blain for her support to Gayle in drafting the book.

Members enjoyed an absolutely delicious Christmas lunch created by Shane and his team at the Farmer’s Arms Hotel Tocumwal. Members enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate their contributions which do make a difference for many in our community. MC Geoff Westmore hosted a very creative and entertaining KK session to finalise the event.