Spirited donations

OBERON’S community spirit received a big boost last week.
Nanjing Night Net

Community organisations that contribute to life in the townand district in various ways – from education to entertainment, and everythingin between – were presented with donations totalling $18,126 from OberonCouncil.

The presentations were made at the Robert (Bob) HooperCommunity Centre.

Groups that received funds were:

■Burraga Public School to support learning and Black Springs Public School, OberonHigh School, Oberon Public School, St Joseph’s Catholic School and O’ConnellPublic School to assist with costs for annual presentation nights.

■Burraga Public School and Burraga Bugs Playgroup for the activities and operationof the Burraga Bugs Playgroup facility.

■Telstra Child Flight to contribute to its emergency care transportation.

■Lifeline Central West, an incorporated charity providing a 24 hour crisistelephone counselling service in Bathurst, Orange and Dubbo, for itsmuch-needed telephone counsellor training. Lifeline Central West received47,000 calls for assistance last year.

■The Oberon Men’sShed to assist with the day-to-day expenses in running the facility, includinginsurance and rental fees.

■Oberon Show Society (through president Lyn Butterfield) for the annual Miss ShowgirlCompetition, which will be held at the Oberon Show in February 2013.

■X-sight Youth Group, co-ordinated by PastorAndrew Godden, to help fund the X-sight Youth Talent Show.

■The Country Women’s Association of NSW to assistwith its public speaking contest.

■Bathurst PCYC to assist with running two PCYC Blue Light Discos for the youthof Oberon.

■The Central Tablelands Industry Links groupfor work placement programs and TAFE qualifications for students.

■The Highland Steam and Vintage Fair (in-kinddonation) towards the running of the annual event.

■Life Education NSW to assist with a new Life Education Program vehicle whenvisiting schools in the Oberon area.

■Oberon Junior Rugby League and Oberon JuniorHockey Club for their annual presentation days, and Oberon Tigers Rugby LeagueClub for a fencing upgrade.

■Western Region Academy of Sport for the academy’s operational costs.

Recipients and attendees enjoyed afternoon tea andrefreshments at the community centre after the presentations.

FUNDS: Members of some of the community groups to receive a donation.

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