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Leaders nominated for Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards

Two Wimmera groups and one individual from the region are among nominees for this year’s Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards. Horsham’s Tom Dunn and groups Wimmera for a Drug Free World and CliffCare were nominated in different categories for the awards, which will be presented in October. The awards recognise individuals, businesses and community […]

Celebration a royal success

Organisers of Horsham Uniting Church’s ‘royal baby’ celebration are overwhelmed by the generosity of the community. More than 100 people helped celebrate the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first child Archie at the evening event, which raised money for the church as well as donations of gifts for infant services. Event co-ordinator Janice […]

Good Friday Appeal awards for Ararat businesses

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Acacia Caravan Park owners Kaylen and Matt Linsley receive an Ararat Fire Brigade Good Friday Appeal award from Graeme Cooper. Acacia Caravan Park raised $1002 for the appeal, the highest amount of money raised by a small business from the Ararat district. Ararat Hotel took out a perpetual shield in a fundraising […]

Ararat gala funding pledge for a new x-ray machine

DONATION: From left, Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation board member Paul Moore, East Grampians Health Service chair Heather Fleming, Victoria Police Area Commander Paul Margetts, East Grampians Health Service chief executive Andrew Freeman, Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation board member Darryl Nation and Ararat branch president Terry Weeks with the $80,000 cheque.

An Ararat foundation dedicated to providing financial support for East Grampians Health Service has pledged to help raise $200,000 for a new x-ray machine for the service’s medical imaging department. Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation Ararat branch made the commitment during a presentation at its 18th annual Gala Night. Branch president Terry Weeks joined officials […]

Bargain books go to new homes for chaplaincy

Wimmera bookworms have helped raise $5555 for Horsham College’s chaplaincy program through the school’s biannual book fair. Avid readers took the opportunity to browse thousands of bargain books, which were sold for as little as $1 each at the two-day event. Chaplaincy committee chairwoman Yolande Grosser said community donations would now close until August to […]

PHOTOS | Morning tea at Laharum

Lahraum’s Biggest Morning Tea included a ‘Bring and Buy’ stall and entertainment from ‘Local Vocal’ singing group. The event raised $1267 for Cancer Council Australia and $674 for Rachael’s Wish and ongoing patient care at Wimmera Cancer Centre. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER The entire May 29, 2019 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ […]

Celebration fit for a royal baby

A ‘royal baby’ celebration at Horsham Uniting Church on June 12 will help raise money for Wimmera services and charities. Starting at 6pm, the evening includes a three-course meal and guests are invited to bring baby gifts and donations to be placed in ‘Archie’s’ crib for services including Wimmera Base Hospital’s Yandilla ward. The event […]

Rocketman screening to support centre

Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation will team with the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute to host a fundraising movie night in Horsham next month. The groups have organised a screening of the movie Rocketman, detailing the story of musician Elton John’s breakthrough years, on Wednesday, June 5, with proceeds going to the Fiona Elsey Cancer […]

Salvation Army needs volunteers

The Salvation Army has encouraged Wimmera people to support Australia’s biggest annual doorknocking campaign, the Red Shield Appeal, by volunteering their time or donating. The appeal will be on the weekend of May 25 and 26, and organisers have set a donation target of $8-million nationally. All money raised by the Red Shield Appeal goes […]

Wimmera fire brigades ready to give to Good Friday Appeal

FILL IT UP: Left, Amber Ramsdell and Lexi Cooper with Ararat Fire Brigade members Jordan Cooper, Jeydon Nancarrow, Rob Starick, Peter Cooper, Rhonda Wall, Greg Taylor and Daniel Ramsdell Ararat will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its involvement with the appeal this year and hopes to break a cumulative $1-million dollar donation total.

A tantalising one-million-dollar donation-target hangs above the heads of the Ararat community as it prepares for its 50th annual Good Friday Appeal.


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