Hotel shouts out for Legacy fund
BEECHWORTH’S Hibernian Hotel raised $800 on Friday during an evening of entertainment for Legacy Week.
Fiddler Richard Gray, accompanist Sandra Williams and singer-songwriter Mark Stephens gave their time and skills for the cause and publican Peter Girven said the response had been “overwhelming”.
Beechworth Legacy co-ordinator Terry Walsh said the national appeal helped the families of veterans who had died or had been incapacitated during their defence force service.
“All the prizes tonight have been donated by local businesses and individuals and we are very grateful for their support,” he said.
“The funds raised will help Legacy continue to assist local widows, children and the disabled with essential services such as, counselling, special housing, medical, advocacy and social support.
“Public support will also help Legacy nurture children’s education by contributing towards their school fees, books, uniforms, and recreational activities which aid selfdevelopment and confidence.”
GREAT CAUSE: Beechworth Legacy co-ordinator Terry Walsh with Jeanette McPetrie at the Hibernian Hotel’s Legacy Week fundraiser.