Moree Relay one of five local community groups awarded financial assistance by MPSC

THE Moree Relay for Life committee was this financial quarter one of five local community groups to be awarded financial assistance by Moree Plains Shire Council.

The committee, which held the local biannual Relay for Life fundraiser at the weekend at Moree Showground, was rewarded for its hard work and dedication in raising thousands of dollars for NSW Cancer Council.

Moree Plains Shire Council donated $2000 to the cause.14207820_1177739685582829_993933912708857128_o

Around 150 walkers relayed from 2pm Saturday until 10am Sunday, with chief organiser Dennis Purse saying the event was again a success.

“It was a good weekend and all walkers are to be congratulated for their fundraising efforts,” Mr Purse said.

“The final amount raised hasn’t been tallied as yet, but we are very grateful that Moree council has chipped in to help bolster the cause.”

Other recipients include Moree Rugby Union Club, which was awarded $2000 to be used to help start-up costs for the implementation of Under 16s and 18s grades; $2000 to Moree Plains Gallery for an art inclusion program; $2000 to Moree BMX Club to help with the installation of a canteen at Moree velodrome; and $2000 to Barwon Health Alliance Limited to help sponsor a student as part of the 2017 Dr William Hunter Scholarship.

Council will be calling for applications for financial assistance for the third quarter of the financial year shortly. For further details, individuals and community groups should contact the Executive Office on 02 6757 3237.