The Tomakin Sports & Social Club has proudly to announced that they have reached their target of $9500 to purchase a semi trailer load of hay and cover transport costs as part of the Buy-a Bale drought relief fund.
Over the course of August and September the club joined many other clubs around the state and took part in the “Parma for a Farmer” fundraising drive. Through these efforts as well as the generous cash donations made by their members and sporting groups the club is pleased to be able to present a cheque for $9500 to the relief organisation.
According to ClubsNSW figures published in their September edition of ClubLife Magazine, clubs around the state had donated well in excess of $1.5m to various drought relief organisations as at the time of printing their September edition. This was not thought to be a conclusive figure of all club donations as not all clubs (Tomakin included) had forwarded their figures to ClubNSW at that time. (*These figures taken from pages 28-29 of the Sept Club Life Magazine)
Shane Cairney, Operations Manager of Tomakin Sports and Social Club told the Beagle "Once again this is a wonderful example of our clubs digging deep and supporting their communities in times of hardship. Not only do clubs provide employment opportunities for our local people as well as supporting and subsidising local sporting, welfare and cultural facilities, they also step up and help their community in tough times."
The board and management of the Tomakin Sports & Social Club would like to thank and congratulate their wonderful members for once again demonstrating what a caring and generous group of people they are.