Two-up helps three
THREE community organisations received a welcome boost to funds yesterday with Grafton District Services Club (GDSC) general manager Arthur Lysaught donating proceeds from ANZAC Day fundraising to the groups.
Representatives from the Grafton branches of the Salvation Army and Legacy along with the Grafton District Services Club Pipe Band each received a donation of $960 from the club.
Mr Lysaught said the money was raised during ANZAC day this year when diggers and their families attending a breakfast and lunch put on by the club were asked for a donation – a portion of money taken from the proceeds of two-up games played on ANZAC day also contributed to the donation.
Mr Lysaught said it was an honour to be presenting the money to the groups and said the club had an important relationship with all three.
John McCleary, president of the Grafton District Services Club Pipe Band, said while his group didn't expect financial gain for what they did, the donation would be put to good use on uniforms and equipment.
Keith Atkinson, captain of the Grafton Salvation Army, said the donation was very welcome.
“We'll be putting it straight back into our local work,” Mr Atkinson said.
“We're very stretched at the moment so this will really help.”
Bob McFarlane of Grafton Legacy said his group's share of the money would be put to good use in the community.
“It's most appreciated, we've got 460 war widows living in the Clarence Valley so it will go straight towards helping them.”