Club bubbles over for emergency relief By ALEX CRAIG
CHAMPAGNE DONATION: Amanda Bye (right) of the Champagne Club Kiewa Valley presented $1000 to the local Anglicare Emergency Relief co-ordinator David Munday.PHOTO: Sheree Murray
THE success of the Champagne Club Kiewa Valley ‘Snowball’ – held in July – has enabled club president Amanda Bye to present Anglicare Mount Beauty Emergency Relief with a $1000 donation.
The relief service provides much-needed help to those in need or in temporary financial difficulty in Mount Beauty and the district.
The service is no longer funded by the Federal Government.
Relief co-ordinator David Munday said the funds provided by the Champagne Club were very timely.
“We are currently supporting about 40 families and individuals in the community, some of whom are homeless, some are victims of domestic violence, and some just need a helping hand,” he said.
“People use our service for many different reasons, some simple and some difficult and complex and our goal is to support them through those circumstances.”
Ms Bye said was grateful to those who supported the ball this year.
“The support we receive enables the Champagne Club Kiewa Valley to give to such a great cause and encourages everyone to think about ways they can support the service,” she said.