Give me $54,000 for kids!
Local Charity, Give Me 5 has been gifted $54,000 thanks to the generosity of the Orange community and the hard work of Orange Lions Club volunteers.
Thanks to a bumper crowd at the Easter Sunday Camel Races, the Lions Club were able to hand over a cheque for $54,000 to the charity last week, which will allow it to continue aiding the Children's Ward at the Orange Hospital.
President of Orange Lions Club, Ron Parry, said the money will help purchase specialised equipment allowing more children to be treated in here in Orange.
“We all know how hard it is for families when they are split up through parents having to go to Sydney with the sick child, leaving other siblings behind to be looked after by friends or relatives,” Mr Parry said.
“None of this would have been possible without the help of the hard-working Camel Race Committee and the 86 volunteers who helped on the day. And of course we cannot forget the 96 businesses that sponsored the event; we cannot thank them enough for their generosity, which helped make the event a huge success"