Race day to ben­e­fit char­i­ties

Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - NEWS -

TOODYAY char­i­ties are ex­pected to ben­e­fit from a pic­nic race day or­gan­ised by Toodyay Race Club and sup­ported by Com­mu­nity TAB.

The an­nual fundraiser on Satur­day, Septem­ber 23, is held to boost the cof­fers of the lo­cal bush­fire bri­gade, state emer­gency ser­vices, cricket and karate clubs.

Com­mu­nity TAB part­ners with every race club in WA to match dol­lar for dol­lar funds raised at ma­jor race days, up to $5000.

The char­ity pro­gram started in 2015 and has raised more than $360,000 for not­for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tions across WA through part­ner­ships with race clubs.

In ad­di­tion to the Septem­ber event, Toodyay Race Club raises funds for lo­cal groups through­out the year and Com­mu­nity TAB dou­bles the amount.

Club sec­re­tary Ge­off Ap­pleby said the pic­nic race day had run for 21 years in Toodyay and was the only event of its kind in the coun­try town.

Toodyay Race Club chair­man John Prater and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from lo­cal fundrais­ing groups at the 2016 event.

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