$20,000 target for Timboon fundraiser

ORGANISERS of a Timboon charity event are aiming to break their fundraising record.

Timboon’s 10th annual Good Friday Auction and Golf Day set a new record for the event last year, raising $19,500 for Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital.

Last year’s fundraiser took the event’s 10-year tally to almost $160,000.

But organiser Laurie Nuzum said the appeal’s committee wanted to trump last year’s figure at tomorrow night’s “monster auction” and Good Friday’s golf competition, both at the Timboon Golf Club.

“We’re always aiming to go higher,” Mr Nuzum said.

“We’d like to get over the $20,000 mark and set another record,” he said.

Mr Nuzum said preparations for the appeal were “going along well”, with plenty of support from Timboon and district and across south-west Victoria.

“We go from Warrnambool to Colac to visit businesses and get donations and we’re pretty successful in that,” he said.

“We’ve got a lot of good donors and we’ve picked up a few extras this year.”

Mr Nuzum said a “wide variety” of goods and services would go under the hammer at the auction including toys, linen, cakes, Easter chocolate, calf meal, livestock cartage and calf de-horning.

He said Timboon musician Neil Orr would entertain the crowd.

Festivities kick-off at 6pm and the auction starts at 8pm.

Mr Nuzum said places were still available for the four-person-a-team, ambrose golf competition.

“At the moment we’ve got 28 or 29 teams, last year we had 44,” Mr Nuzum said.

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