A wonderful donation from the Moruya Rodeo Society was received by Eurobodalla Meals on Wheels this week.
President Andy Mehl visited the Meals on Wheels office to present a cheque for $2000 to support the work of the Out and About team.
Manager Alan Russell said that this was a wonderful surprise and will greatly help the team as they take the clients on their outings.
The money will assist in the purchase of another vehicle for the organisation.
“We have a wonderful Group Social Support programme called Out and About,’” said Mr Russell.
“This runs three days a week and is growing in popularity. The support of groups such as the Moruya Rodeo will enable us to purchase another vehicle and therefore to take more clients on outings.”
“Since the clients have returned after the covid lockdown, there has been a desire amongst the group to visit places throughout the Shire and wider afield rather than just sitting in a room,” says Cathy Cooper of the team leading the programme.
“We are fortunate with the vehicles we have. But the number of clients attending is stretching our available capacity. So, support from Moruya Rodeo to assist us raise funds for another vehicle is very welcomed,” said Kelley Hill the other coordinator.
Andy Mehl said the Moruya Rodeo society was helping several local organisations in Moruya and the Shire. He added that after the excellent support we received at our recent carnival, we wish to return funds to important community organisations such as Meals on Wheels to help them provide valuable services to a range of people.
“We are a community minded organisation and look forward to returning to our community funds generated by the community. This is part of what we do, supporting our community,” said Mr Mehl.
Mr Russell thanked the Moruya Rodeo Society for their support and said the funds would greatly assist Meals on Wheels in providing even more for their clients. He added that they looked forward to an ongoing relationship with the Moruya Rodeo Society.
Above: (L-R): Cathy Cooper, Andy Mehl (President, Moruya Rodeo Society) , Alan Russell (Manager, Eurobodalla Meals on Wheels), Kelley Hill