Purple Pearls pay day for community groups

By ADRIAN MILLER

A SELECTION of community groups throughout the Clarence Valley are richer today after Grafton's Purple Pearls committee distributed money raised from their Ramornie Day luncheon.

Purple Pearls committee member Lisa Dougherty said the group had raised $6500 from the luncheon.

"The committee raises money wholly and solely for local charities," she said.

"Because we don't have any costs the money we raise goes directly to the organisations we want the money to go to."

Mrs Dougherty said the Ramornie Day luncheon was a fantastic event and she thanked sponsors Westlawn Finance, LJ Hooker Grafton, Big River Timber Company and The Daily Examiner.

Kerry Hulm, from Yamba Community Pre-School, which received a donation of $300, said the money would be very beneficial.

"It'll really be a big help because we are only a very small community pre-school who struggles with funding so this is really good and very kind," she said.

The Grafton Community Bus, Copmanhurst defibrillator committee and Minnie Waters/Wooli Surf Life Saving Club all received a donation.

Other organisations to receive money included the Grafton Regional Gallery Foundation, McAuley Catholic College, The Cathedral School, St Joseph's Primary School and Cowper Homes.



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