Rais­ing funds for hospi­tal

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - Bron­wyn Wheatcroft

PAR­TIC­I­PANTS ran, jogged, skipped and jumped over the fin­ish line at the Ma­reeba Ro­tary Bendigo Bank Fun Run and Walk at the Bi­cen­ten­nial Lakes in Ma­reeba.

Af­ter fin­ish­ing, run­ners en­joyed orange slices and bananas while wait­ing for every­one to make it in.

A to­tal $2040 was raised for the Ma­reeba Friends of the Hospi­tal Foun­da­tion with about 100 run­ners and walk­ers tak­ing part.

Ma­reeba Ro­tary Club pres­i­dent Matt Ja­cob said they had lots of peo­ple com­plete the on­line reg­is­tra­tion this year and the new course proved to be pop­u­lar with par­tic­i­pants.

“The weather held off for the day and we had ex­cel­lent sup­port from the com­mu­nity and lo­cal busi­nesses,” he said.

“Ro­tary is re­ally happy to run these types of events and to be able to use the Bi­cen­ten­nial Lake.

“A big thanks to our gold spon­sors from Bendigo Bank and our sil­ver spon­sors.”

This was the sec­ond year that the Ro­tary has run a fun run in Ma­reeba.

Mr Ja­cob said that last year they held their event in Oc­to­ber but peo­ple said it was too hot so they changed the date to a cooler time of year.

Pic­ture: An­drea Falvo

Bi­boohra State School wel­comed kindy stu­dents Izzy John­ston, Nate Wat­son, Padme Mal­colm, Jace Burgess, Keely Hughes, Sa­bella Ken­twell and Amelia Hill ahead of their tran­si­tion into prep next year.

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