PLAYING HOST: Organisers of the biannual My Swag event Mark Goldie of Gulmarrad and Jon Kenny of Lawrence have a chat while setting up the event at the Nymboida Canoe Centre. Photo: Adam Hourigan
PLAYING HOST: Organisers of the biannual My Swag event Mark Goldie of Gulmarrad and Jon Kenny of Lawrence have a chat while setting up the event at the Nymboida Canoe Centre. Photo: Adam Hourigan

Hundreds flock to camp at Nymboida

CAMPERVANS, motorhomes and 4WDs will flock to Nymboida this weekend for the My Swag annual meeting.

Convoys from across the country have been on the road all week to join about 200 other like-minded camping enthusiasts when they meet up at the canoe centre.

My Swag is an online forum where campers chat about top spots to travel and share stories, tips and help each other solve problems.

Once a year members in a region host an event and invite others to come along and see what's on offer.

This year Mark Goldie has organised the gathering.

"We talk all the time online so when you actually meet them you feel like you've known them for a long time," Mr Goldie said.

"While we're here we'll take them on tours around the Valley and show them a good time."

The weekend also acts as a fundraiser for charities; this year the Flying Doctor Service and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

"So far we've raised $4500 over the years," Mr Goldie said. "We've had raffle prizes donated from Grafton businesses who have really stepped up to the plate."

The Grafton & Districts 4WD Club will host a welcome barbecue tonight and there will be entertainment into the evening.

"Bring on the weekend," Mr Goldie said.

 Go to http://www.myswag.org.



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