The Weekly Advertiser Horsham

Shopping for a cause


Health fundraiser­s in Ararat and Stawell are encouragin­g shoppers to bag a bargain in the name of a good cause.

Shopping sprees to raise money for East Grampians Health Service and Grampians Health Stawell return this week.

This year’s East Grampians Health Service Residents’ Support Group shopping spree will continue with its week-long format in Ararat.

There will be something for all bargain hunters – from giftware, sports goods, clothing, shoes, jewellery, gardening items, toys, bikes, auto goods and local wines.

Shoppers who have a ‘passport’ ticket can shop at their leisure from November 10 to 16, subject to opening hours.

Many businesses will remain open for late night shopping on Thursday, November 16 and Miners Ridge Vineyard and Mountainsi­de Wines will offer a pop-up stall from 4pm to 7pm in front of the Bendigo Bank.

“Businesses are offering a generous discount for passport holders, so as well as picking up some great bargains and early Christmas presents, you will be helping our local businesses and also raising funds for aged care at East Grampians Health Service,” the group’s president Marlene Goudie said.

Passports are available from 2Taggs, CAS Footwear, Sportspowe­r, We’re Knot Crazy and Growmaster Grampians. Passports cost $20 per shopper, cash only. All passport holders will go into the draw to win a voucher from one of the participat­ing businesses.

The shopping spree is this year raising money for new outdoor settings for residents at 70 Lowe Street.

Twenty one businesses are taking part, including: Zest Living, Lyal Eales, 2Taggs, RACV Shop, Latus Jewellers, CAS Couture, CAS Footwear, Something Beautiful, We’re Knot Crazy, Ararat Sportspowe­r, Fosters Mensland, Growmaster Grampians, Toyz on Barkly, Grampians First Aid, Miners Ridge Vineyard, Lardner Bros, Dollar Curtains and Blinds, Hughan’s Nursery, Autopro and Jaycar Ararat, Ararat Authorised Newsagency and Mountainsi­de Wines.

People wanting more informatio­n can phone Mrs Goudie on 0419 117 279.

Stawell’s 20th annual spree

Stawell Regional Health Y-zetts are hosting their 20th annual, week-long shopping spree this week.

The shopping spree concludes on Saturday and includes late-night shopping on Friday until 7.30pm.

Drinks, nibbles and the drawing of traders’ vouchers will occur at Stawell Club on Friday from 7.30pm onwards.

Tickets cost $20 per shopper and are available from all Y-zetts members as well as Perry’s Footwear, Clark’s Furniture and Bedding, Sneek a Peek and Kcjays, and That One Place.

Participat­ing traders include: Clark’s Furniture and Bedding, Fosters Mensland, Sportspowe­r, Sneek a Peek and Kcjays, Rayner’s Fruit and Vegetables, Stawell Craft Shop, Stawell Autopro, That One Place, Lyal Eales Stores, Inspired by 3 Crystals, Perry’s Footwear, Pachamama Cafe, Petstock, Stawell Lawnmower Centre and Mitre 10.

All proceeds go to Grampians Health, Stawell and will remain in the town.

People wanting more informatio­n can phone Lyn on 0419 910 521 or Carolyn on 0400 356 050.

 ?? ?? SHOW OF SUPPORT: East Grampians Health Service’s Residents’ Support Group members Maree Murphy, left, and Heather Steedman, right, with Leona Jennings of 2Taggs.
SHOW OF SUPPORT: East Grampians Health Service’s Residents’ Support Group members Maree Murphy, left, and Heather Steedman, right, with Leona Jennings of 2Taggs.

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