Appeal passes $1.2m mark
THE spirit of goodwill is alive and well in the Central Highlands as corporate and private donations to the Neighbourhood Centre flood appeal soar well clear of one million dollars.
The Central Highlands Development Corporation is the latest to keep giving to appeal co-ordinator Lorna Hicks.
A cheque for $2500 was presented at council’s Egerton Street chambers on Monday.
It represented the proceeds raised from a charity auction at the Inspirational Women’s Dinner on March 8, which included items such as a T-shirt signed by the Australian swim team from the Athens Olympics, a framed print of Jessica Watson’s yacht, and a night at Alison Ray’s Emerald Homestay B&B. Appeal donations stood at $1,215,847 as of Friday.