DARRIN Saunders, president of Anna Bay Tavern Fishing Club (ABTFC), was proud to hand over cheques to support local groups at their AGM on Sunday.
He said, “Our support to the local school, Marine Rescue Port Stephens and Black Dog Institute are all organisations close to our heart.”
“It is reassuring to know MRPS have our backs when we are out on the water and Black Dog Institute, we are aware of some members currently struggling and it seemed fitting to support those who support others.”
Renee Thompson, Anna Bay Public School P&C member, received the cheque on behalf of the school, and told News Of The Area, “The fishing club is making such a difference in our community, last year their donation went towards a new playground and this year, it will be going towards a new sign that the school needs.”
Lee Uebergang, Unit Commander, MRPS, said, “It is support like this that allows Marine Rescue to continue to provide the service it does. It is very encouraging to be presented with such a generous donation.”
Black Dog Institute was unable to attend on the day.
Alison Duxbury from Anna Bay Tavern Fishing Club acknowledged a response from Black Dog Institute that said, “Thank you on behalf of the Black Dog Institute, be assured the funds you have donated will go towards research into development and expanding new interventions for clinical and education programs across metropolitan and regional Australia.”
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