Bike ride to sup­port Bai­ley’s cause

Southern Riverina news - - NEWS - Anne Jones

Roger and An­drea Fuller lost their lit­tle boy Bai­ley in a tragic ac­ci­dent in 2012 when he was only eight years old.

To help ease the pain of grief for­mer Tocumwal boy Roger turned to his love of bike rid­ing and the com­pany of mates for help.

From that sim­ple ac­tion has come a great fundrais­ing bike ride aptly named ‘‘Bay’s Wish for Make a Wish Foun­da­tion.’’

The tour kicks off on Satur­day March 2 from Ed­ward’s Provi­dore in Bendigo and they are com­ing Tocumwal way on March 9, which will be stage seven, be­fore head­ing home via Moama.

One high­light of the tour will be when the riders and crew will call at Billy Brown­less’s Cre­morne Ho­tel New­town, Gee­long.

There is a fund rais­ing event on there that night with an auc­tion with Billy as auc­tion­eer; one Rive­rina boy help­ing an­other.

While Roger might be do­ing the hard yards on his bike, he has won­der­ful in­put from his fam­ily.

Ma­tri­arch Shirley Fuller heads up the sup­port crew, sis­ter Jill and wife An­drea will be there all the way, or­gan­is­ing and man­ag­ing, feed­ing the riders and car­ing for their needs over the eight day ride.

We wish them all the best and re­mind you they will be com­ing to Tocumwal Fore­shore on Satur­day March 9, right in the mid­dle of the Mild2Wild cel­e­bra­tions.

Hope­fully there will be some gen­er­ous peo­ple around to add to the $20 they have al­ready raised for Make a Wish.

Look­ing ahead to Easter there will be the an­nual Good Fri­day tour around the town by the Tocumwal Fire and Res­cue brigade.

Ev­ery year we hear the sirens go­ing off from about 9am as the fireys take to the streets with the big red tanker col­lect­ing dol­lars for the Royal Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal Good Fri­day Ap­peal. Please sup­port them by do­nat­ing. Even though we are NSW based it is to the Royal Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal in Mel­bourne where our sick­est kids go.

We want to make sure the care they get there is the best.

Co­bram & Dis­trict Artist’s So­ci­ety will be hav­ing its an­nual Easter Art Show in Tocumwal from Fri­day April 19 to Mon­day April 22 2019.

Open­ing times will be Fri­day, Satur­day and Sun­day 9am-5pm and an early clos­ing on Mon­day 9am-3.30pm so they can pack up af­ter a very long week­end.

You will find this in­trigu­ing show at the Tocumwal War Memo­rial Hall.

All art work will be for sale and it is a good place to find dis­tinc­tively lo­cal gifts from greet­ings cards to large paint­ings. They al­ways have a fab­u­lous raf­fle. En­try to the ex­hi­bi­tion is by gold coin do­na­tion. All en­quiries please ring club sec­re­tary Joyce 0427891393

Other in­ter­est­ing events in town over Easter are foot­ball and net­ball on Good Fri­day, Tocumwal Cup horse rac­ing on Satur­day, huge Fore­shore Mar­ket on Sun­day and of course the art show all week­end.

Be­fore then on the Vic­to­rian long week­end in March we will be hav­ing the won­der­ful Mild2Wild week­end when the su­per mod­i­fied ve­hi­cles and their own­ers and friends take over the town and get things re­ally revving.

Some events are mem­bers only but there are plenty of things to get the pub­lic’s blood up, in­clud­ing the Street Cruis­ing on Satur­day night and the Elvis Show.

Sun­day morn­ing is a good time to slowly make your way through the gathered cars, talk to the own­ers and marvel at their beauty; the cars beauty that is!

A re­minder to Tocumwal net­ballers that reg­is­tra­tions are open and you need to sort out your in­sur­ances now. No in­sur­ance, no play.

The Lo­cal Sport De­fib­ril­la­tor Grant Pro­gram pro­vid­ing 50 per cent of pur­chase and main­te­nance of Au­to­mated Ex­ter­nal De­fib­ril­la­tors (AEDs) is now open.

An AED is a life saving de­vice which de­liv­ers a con­trolled shock to an in­di­vid­ual ex­pe­ri­enc­ing car­diac ar­rest, in­creas­ing their chances of sur­vival.

Sport­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions and coun­cils will be able to choose from a panel of ap­proved AED Panel Ser­vice Providers and a va­ri­ety of AED pack­aged ser­vices with the level of cus­tomer ser­vice that meets their needs.

An AED pack­age will in­clude an AED, AED fa­mil­iari­sa­tion in­struc­tion (within 28 days of de­liv­ery) and a min­i­mum of six years of es­sen­tial AED main­te­nance.

For full de­tails of what an AED pack­age in­cludes, visit https://sport.nsw.gov.au/ clubs/grants/de­fib­ril­la­tor or ring the Ber­ri­gan Shire of­fice.

Knit­ters and Knat­ters are back with their nim­ble fin­gers in the Tocumwal Li­brary on Thurs­day af­ter­noons.

They hope to get their names on the Liz McLau­ren Rose Bowl once again for mak­ing the most crafted yarn squares in the Ber­ri­gan Shire.

But be­hind this hotly con­tested com­pe­ti­tion is a deadly se­ri­ous need of mak­ing rugs for the cold and needy of our world.

Come and join the ladies for chat, yarn work and af­ter­noon tea, while you make friends and help oth­ers. Not able to join in on that day?

Ask the li­brar­ian for knit­ting/cro­chet pat­terns or drop a few balls of yarn through the chute to aid this good cause.

It is hoped the ren­o­va­tions and an in­crease in floor space for the Tocumwal li­brary will be fin­ished by the time the weather turns from this heat and the days get chilly.

Knit­ters and Knat­ters and many other com­mu­nity groups use this space for their vol­un­teer works and a bit more el­bow space would be very nice.

Here is a date for quil­ters to put in their di­aries.

Deniquil­ters and Friends are hav­ing their Bi­en­nial Quilt Show on the week­end of July 13 and 14.

No venue listed at this early stage.

With the heat fore­cast to re­turn this week, re­mem­ber to look af­ter the old and very young in our com­mu­nity.

Keep cool with air con­di­tion­ing or a good fan and drink plenty of fresh cool wa­ter.

Get your chores done early and re­tire for the day do­ing light chores in­side or sim­ply veg­ging out.

We want you to be here read­ing Toc Tells for many more years to come.

And if you see an an­i­mal or child locked in a car in the heat you have the right to break a win­dow to make a res­cue and then call 000.

It would be a good idea to have wit­nesses who were in agree­ment with you that the sub­ject was in dis­tress and dan­ger.

TocArts meets again to­day and it’s por­trai­ture again with Mitchell modelling.

Start­ing at 10.30am un­til 12.30pm, the cost is $15 at the Tocumwal War Memo­rial Hall, De­niliquin Street, which is next to the Post Of­fice if you are new to town.

Vis­i­tors wel­come to come and have a chat to the teacher with a view to join­ing the group.

Stu­dents from both schools had com­pleted their swim­ming pro­gram for this sum­mer and fin­ished with very suc­cess­ful swim­ming car­ni­vals in the Tocumwal pool.

Stu­dents from Years 3/4/5/6 Sa­cred Heart School deemed el­i­gi­ble will go on to com­pete in the South-West Dean­ery Swim­ming Car­ni­val to be held in Fin­ley next Tues­day Fe­bru­ary 26.

Tocumwal Pub­lic School stu­dents who are go­ing on to the next level will be bat­tling it out with their peers in the Co­bram Olympic sized pool.

TocArts have their Matisse be­gin­ners paint­ing work­shop com­ing up on Satur­day March 16.

Tu­tored by Jac­qui Crapp, this work­shop will ex­pose you to still life tech­niques of Matisse, a su­perb 20th cen­tury colourist. Cost $30.

Ring Sue Machin for ma­te­ri­als list and to book in as num­bers are lim­ited.

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