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RSL reaches to needy with $100,000 in grants

Community grants recipients at Hervey Bay RSL included Hervey Bay Netball, represented by Meaghan Sciacca, Hannah Cain, Brianna Duffy, Kalyra Scheimer, Hayley Pearson-Kensey and Isabelle Baumanis.
Community grants recipients at Hervey Bay RSL included Hervey Bay Netball, represented by Meaghan Sciacca, Hannah Cain, Brianna Duffy, Kalyra Scheimer, Hayley Pearson-Kensey and Isabelle Baumanis. Robyne Cuerel

THEY are the community groups that can help you when you're in need, while struggling to balance their own finances.

But the coffers of local not-for-profit community groups have been boosted thanks to the generosity of the Hervey Bay RSL.

Yesterday more than $100,000 was given to 60 community clubs and inspirational junior sports people.

The money received by groups ranged from $500 to a whopping $15,000.

Hervey Bay RSL marketing manager Troy Sorrensen said the RSL was always giving back to the community.

"We usually try and wrap up around $350 to $400,000 each year," he said.

"We do a lot of in-kind stuff like free room hire.

"There are hundreds of local not-for-profit organisations that go through our club."

The biggest cheque was handed to the Hervey Bay PCYC. A sum of $15,000 was presented to that organisation.

And the Hervey Bay Hockey Association was also a big winner: $10,000 to go towards upgrading the field, lights and security.

And popular "character man" Ian Dinte received $5000 on behalf of the Hervey Bay Special School to hold a music day on Seafront Oval later in the year.

Mr Sorrensen said club members were largely responsible for the money.

"(Without) nearly 22,000 members of the Hervey Bay RSL memorial club, we wouldn't be able to give that money away," he said.

COMMUNITY GRANTS

18 junior sport vouchers for $500

9 grants of $1000

16 grants of $2500

3 $5000 cheques

One grant each of $10,000 and $15,000

Topics:  hervey bay, hervey bay rsl




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