Homelessness fundraiser raises close to $130,000 in a day
A MAJOR charity event at The Barn Palais on Friday raised close to $128,000 to boost the work of regional South Australian organisation ac.care to support people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. The Limestone Coast Support Homeless People Luncheon, traditionally held every two years, returned to the venue after five years of delays caused by COVID-19 restrictions.
Limestone Coast Support Homeless People Luncheon returns for 2023
ONE of the Limestone Coast's biggest fundraising events is back to support the work of ac.care in supporting vulnerable people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. The Limestone Coast Support Homeless People Luncheon will return to The Barn Palais on July 28. A packed program of high-profile guest speakers, auctions, raffles and other activities to raise funds to support the work of ac.care is being finalised to feature on the day.
2022 Support Homeless People Luncheon cancelled
MAJOR regional fundraising event the Limestone Coast Support Homeless People Luncheon has been cancelled for 2022 after continual postponements since 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Event committee chairman Barry Stafford said ongoing restrictions meant proceeding on the rescheduled date of April 8 this year was not practical due to uncertainties regarding venue capacity, interstate travel and potential isolation for participants if someone attended and later tested positive to COVID-19.
Mount Gambier Recycled Runway fashion showcase raises vital funds
CONGRATULATIONS to the team behind Recycled Runway, which won the 2021 award for South Australian Community Event of the Year. Since its inception eight years ago, Recycled Runway has grown to become not only a key social event for the Mount Gambier community, but played an instrumental role in highlighting the important issue of textile waste, one of the largest contributors to landfill. It is also a wonderful annual fundraiser for ac.care, inspiring creativity and skills development across the community. Recycled Runway is an opportunity for people to showcase their fashion and sewing flair while demonstrating how this can be achieved using recycled items from the Anglican Bell Tower Op-Shop.