Woolgoolga Red Cross on fundraising and having fun

Woolgoolga Red Cross Motorcycle Dice Run.

WOOLGOOLGA Red Cross is whipping up a storm in fundraising to close September, while all the time having fun.

Motorcycle Runs were begun many years ago by the Woolgoolga Red Cross and continue to be not only a successful fundraiser for the humanitarian organisation but “a great outing for some of our local enthusiasts”, according to Robyn Rooth from Woolgoolga Red Cross.

Organised by Branch members David and Annette Dodsworth and Bruce Chorley, participants will meet at the Seaview Tavern on Sunday 25 September at 9.30am for registration and a bacon and egg breakfast.

Riders toss a pair of dice, and the scores are recorded.

At each stop on the mystery ride that process is repeated and at the final stop at the Amble Inn, Corindi Beach, the rider with the greatest total wins a great prize.

“Last time the Dice Run was held some 72 bikes were registered, which was a record, and a large amount was raised for the Red Cross,” David said.

“We are hoping for even more this year, and I am excited about having the Dice Run on again.”

With Curryfest bringing its huge festival of food, culture, dance and music to Woolgoolga on Saturday 24 September, Red Cross members have been working with the organisers, donating their time to help before, during and after.

“Some of our Branch members are volunteering at Curryfest.

“In return for assisting with management, the volunteers ‘earn’ a donation to the Branch which is used locally, in part to defray our costs throughout the year.

“Our sincere thanks to the Curryfest organisers for their generosity and assistance with local fundraising for a number of local groups,” said Robyn.

Finally, 30 September sees the monthly Friendship Afternoon Tea (FAT), from 2pm at Woolgoolga Seniors Centre.

For a donation of $2 attendees can come along and enjoy a fabulous afternoon tea, and join in with the sing-a-longs, jokes and raffles.

This month’s entertainment is from the Ukytars group along with a talk by a representative from OzHarvest.

“Everyone is invited, and a great afternoon out is guaranteed.”

Coordinator Kerry said, “The FAT provides a super outing for a large number of people but as it returns to pre-Covid numbers our hard-working volunteers would welcome any support with setting up the hall and cleaning up afterwards.”

If you have an hour or so to help or know someone who could, Kerry would really appreciate a call on 0475 774 663 and she can provide more details.

“Many thanks to all our supporters as always,” closed Kerry.


The Ukytars Group, practicing for their Wolgoolga Red Cross FAT appearance.

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