Helping charity?s a real trip
"IF you don't have the community's support you don't have the charity."
These are the sentiments of Grafton resident Vicki Corbett, who enjoyed an intrastate holiday with husband Wayne after successfully bidding for the trip at last year's Grafton Midday Rotary major charity fundraiser.
The Corbetts paid $1600 for holiday points that were donated by Grafton's Greater Building Society.
They used the points to go on a three-week tour of NSW, relishing the sights and sounds of the Muswellbrook Cup, Dubbo Zoo and the Bradman Museum in Bowral.
"It was a great. We had such a wonderful time," Mrs Corbett said.
"Those events are a great opportunity to buy something for yourself and raise money for a good cause."
After raising a record $33,000 at their 2005 charity auction, Grafton Midday Rotary this year wants to raise $40,000.
Event organisers have already put the wheels in motion urging local business houses to dig deep.
'If you don't have the community's support you don't have the charity.'
Midday Rotary community service director Leila Thompson said Channel Ten had again put their hand up to take on the role of major sponsor.
This year's auction will take place on May 6 at the South Grafton Ex-servicmen's Club in Wharf Street.