Jer­ilderie Sports Club recog­ni­tion

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The Jer­ilderie Sports Club was pre­sented a Dis­tin­guished Ser­vice Award by the Good Fri­day Ap­peal last week for help­ing raise just un­der $300,000 for the past 28 years.

For­mer deputy di­rec­tor Good Fri­day Ap­peal Emoke Bakacs pre­sented the com­mit­tee with the award at the club on Wed­nes­day.

Every year the Jer­ilderie Sports Club hosts its an­nual Good Fri­day Golf Day, and the vol­un­teers needed to raise just $4000 this year to reach the $300,000 mile­stone.

The event is one of the big­gest fundrais­ers for the club and usu­ally at­tracts golfers from across the re­gion, in­clud­ing Ber­ri­gan, Fin­ley, Tocumwal and De­niliquin.

Last year the char­ity day in­cluded bare­foot bowls, an event that will re­turn this year.

Sports Club com­mit­tee mem­ber Vic­tor Ston­nill said the club mem­bers were de­lighted with the recog­ni­tion.

‘‘Jer­ilderie is a small branch so it’s nice to see we’ve re­ceived this award for not just our mem­bers but also sup­port­ers,’’ he said.

‘‘We’re proud of how much we’ve raised and we’re plan­ning to con­tinue that for many years to come.

‘‘The lady who pre­sented us the award, Emoke, said she was just start­ing with the Good Fri­day Ap­peal about 28 years ago and was proud she’s been with us along the jour­ney.’’

The Jer­ilderie Good Fri­day Ap­peal Golf and Bowls Day is on Fri­day, April 19.

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