Ho­tel shouts out for Le­gacy fund

Ovens & Murray Advertiser - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

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.

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