Splash of colour and cash
Thanks to more than 250 participants in last month’s Volume Colour Dash at Seymour Racecourse, almost $2000 was handed over to Rural Housing Network in Seymour to help its fight against homelessness.
The event was hosted by Mitchell Shire Council’s FReeZA committee, with participants running laps of the racecourse while being splashed with coloured chalk.
Money from merchandise sales was collected to help Rural Housing Network assist local people who are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless.
Mitchell Shire Mayor Rhonda Sanderson thanked the community for getting behind such a worthy local organisation.
‘‘This is the second year council has hosted the Volume Colour Dash. Besides being a bit of fun, there is a really important aspect to the event and that’s addressing homelessness,’’ Cr Sanderson said.
‘‘Rural Housing Network does some fantastic work to help people in our community who might find themselves sleeping rough.’’
Rural Housing Network chief executive Celia Adams said the funds would be used to provide crisis accommodation and transport assistance to local people who were homeless.
‘‘To accept a cheque for more than $1900 is a fabulous outcome and events like this are also about raising awareness that homelessness support services exist in our local communities,’’ Ms Adams said.
Colourful donation: Mitchell Shire Council’s FReeZA committee handed over almost $2000 to Rural Housing Network, thanks to last month’s Volume Colour Dash at Seymour Racecourse.