CONTINUING a long tradition of generosity to the local community, the Yanakie Campdraft Association this week handed out several thousand dollars to representatives of some very appreciative community organisations. The money was raised at last year’s campdraft in Yanakie.
On behalf of Yanakie Campdraft Association, secretary Bec Vuillermin and treasurer Chloe Mackay began by presenting a cheque for $500 to Foster Primary School for the school’s kitchen garden program. At the community health centre to accept the money on behalf of the school was the principal, Lorraine Gurnett, along with one of the school captains, Yasmin Duursma, and lunchtime activity leaders Ashlee Jones and Darby Dowling. Yasmin expressed the appreciation of the school and said the money would be invaluable for the kitchen garden program, which relies on donations for funding.
The campdraft association representatives then presented cheques of $1500 each to South Gippsland Hospital and Prom Country Aged Care and a cheque for $3000 to the South Gippsland Hospital Youth Assist Clinic. Representatives of each of these organisations – SGH Acting CEO Anna Stefani, PCAC CEO Rhett McLennan, adolescent health nurse Bonnie Patterson and community health manager Samantha Park – accepted the money on behalf of their organisations and thanked Ms Vuillermin and Ms Mackay for their consideration.
Speaking for Yanakie Campdraft Association, Ms Vuillermin said, “We always try and put back into the community.”
The 2016 Yanakie campdraft is due to be held shortly, on the weekend of February 20-21. It promises to be quite a spectacle, as well as a popular community event – in all sorts of ways.