Rob Brearley, publican at Tiaro’s Royal Hotel, with the pool raffle folder.
Rob Brearley, publican at Tiaro’s Royal Hotel, with the pool raffle folder. Alistair Brightman

Swimming pool fund in safe hands

MONEY raised by the Tiaro community towards a town pool is still safe in the bank after the Royal Hotel was taken over by new publican Rob Brearley.

The pub was the epicentre of the fundraising efforts for the pool and the new owner will continue to support the cause with regular raffles.

“All the funds raised towards the building of a community swimming pool at Tiaro are fully accounted for and are presently being held in a bank account,” Mr Brearley said.

“As a newcomer to the plan I am astonished at the level of funds that have been raised by a small and dedicated group of community-minded people.

“These same people continue to support the swimming pool plan through their fundraising activities.”

More than $10,000 has already been raised by the community in the hopes of building a pool in the town in the future.

Raffles will continue to be held every Friday night in aid of the swimming pool fund.

“This plan will have great benefits for the whole community if we can get enough community support and energy to make it happen,” Mr Brearley said.

In the meantime, another local charity will benefit from Saturday night jams at the hotel.

Mr Brearley is a former professional musician and will join local musos during the first live music jam this Saturday afternoon.

All money raised will be donated to a Maryborough charity that supports children with a disability.



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