Rock­ing fundraiser

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - FRONT PAGE -

Car en­thu­si­asts and rock’n’roll lovers helped raised more than $600 for De­niliquin’s Rid­ing for the Dis­abled group on Satur­day,.

The do­na­tions was raised through a Rock ‘n’ Rods event or­gan­ised by De­niliquin Lee Thom­mers, and held at the Ed­ward River Ho­tel.

Mrs Thom­mers said the event paired two of the things she loves most, but she wanted the event to be more than just a so­cial gath­er­ing.

‘‘A friend I work with vol­un­teers for Rid­ing for the Dis­abled, and I ad­mit­tedly did not know much about them.

‘‘I wanted to do some­thing to help an or­gan­i­sa­tion that maybe does not get enough com­mu­nity sup­port as some of the oth­ers in town.

‘‘We had peo­ple from South Aus­tralia and Queens­land at­tend­ing the event, as well as from Blighty, Finley, Hay and from the lo­cal area.’’

A car dis­play and mo­tor­bike joyrides were in the ho­tel’s car park, and stalls and food vans in the rear yard.

On Satur­day evening, band Play­ing It Cool en­ter­tained late into the night.

Rid­ing for the Dis­abled aims to fos­ter de­vel­op­ment in dis­abled peo­ple, by teach­ing them to ride and in­ter­act with horses.

RIGHT: Mad­disun Lavars and Kim­berly Cartwright with one of the cars on dis­play.

Gerry Thom­mers, Rob Stevens, Louise Mace, Casey Thom­mers and Ben Nis­bet.

Ch­eryl and Lee Thom­mers.

Rhian Plant and Ben Leetham.

Bren­dan and Geoff Green and Barry Rut­ledge.

Ron Keat­ing, Noel Clancy and Keirin Hume.

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