Swashbuckling family fun at stadium to help needy

Alexia Parenzee, GERALDTON GUARDIANGeraldton Guardian

The Mid West is bringing charity home in a special fundraiser on Saturday night.

Mid West Charity Begins at Home will host a bit of fun before the Geraldton Buccaneers’ home game, with a bouncy castle for children, sausage sizzle for the family and the chance to win two signed basketballs through a raffle.

Charity vice-president Anne-Maree Hopkinson said the fundraiser was a fun way to get among the community.

“At a recent training (session), the Buccaneers signed two basketballs and a cookbook produced by the charity, which will be raffled during the basketball game, ” she said.

“One of our major sponsors, Bank of Queensland, will be selling sausages and we will have a face painter to splash Buccs colours on the spectators.

“We are pleased to be getting out into the community and having some fun, while raising money and awareness for Mid West Charity Begins at Home, and we are encouraging the community to come forward with anyone they know who will be a worthy recipient.”

MWCBH has helped more than 110 Mid West families with a serious illness and in financial need, and has handed over more than $1 million.

Mrs Hopkinson said Mid West families and individuals could apply for funding from the charity’s website or by talking to a committee member.

“Applications can be found on our website or you can call and talk to a committee member, ” she said.

“The applications are open to those with a serious illness and in financial need who live in the Mid West.

“At the fundraiser, we are opening the doors at 5.30pm, so the kids can get among the bouncy castle and fun.”

The event will be held at Activewest Stadium.

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