Anna Bay’s seaside community offer help to Country Hope

The pig races in full swing at the community hub; the Anna Bay Tavern.


THERE are extraordinary people doing extraordinary things all around us.

Never has this been more visible, we have our doctors and scientists stepping up to fight COVID-19.

As the late Sir Tom Moore of the United Kingdom has shown us we are all able to step out and make a difference if we care to.

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We have service organisations doing great work for community health and wellbeing.

We have our emergency services teams and the Australian Defence Force battling floods, and we have locals holding pig races for Country Hope, a charity which provides family centred support services to country children diagnosed with cancer and other life threatening illnesses

In Anna Bay the Pig Races have been held at the local pub which is very much the community hub.

Darren James told News Of The Area, “We are in a rally to raise money for Country Hope who look after sick children and their families in times of need in the Riverina and surrounding areas.”

The Riverina Redneck rally is their main fundraising effort each year.

“We have raised over $30,000 dollars this year alone thanks to private sponsors and the Port Stephens community.”

$12,835 was successfully raised at the third annual Country Hope Pig Races with the local Anna Bay Tavern Social Golf Club contributing $2,700, which came from the weekly meat raffles and the club’s winnings from the the last pig race.

“To Belly and his mates, a big thank you from our team The Coasties,” Mr James said.

The final tally shows the local crew have raised over $380,000 for Country Hope this year alone.

That’s really stepping up and making change for those in need.



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