Tuesday, July 26, 2016
HONOURABLE DONATION… Ulysses Club donated their share of funding raised through the Tatura 200 Charity Bike Ride to FamilyCare. From left, FamilyCare representatives, Karen Goodger and David Tennant, Ulysses Club member, John Painter, FamilyCare representative, Sue Caines and Ulysses Club members, Karen Franklin and Georgie Dodson.

Community benefits from $150,000 in funding

David Lee March 3, 2016

CLOSE to $150,000 has been distributed back into the local community, thanks to funds raised last year during the Tatura 200 Charity Bike Ride and Walk event.

Since beginning eight years ago, the event, driven by Tatura Milk Industries, has seen $750,000 raised that has been passed along to community organisations.

Among those to receive funding from the latest event include GV Health to go toward men’s health programs, Collins Bookstores vouchers for 50 primary schools, Rebel Sports vouchers for 50 primary schools, the Lighthouse Project, the Tatura Rotary Club to go toward their Men’s Shed program, the Tatura Lions Club to go toward a community barbeque and the Tatura SES to go toward new equipment.

Others to benefit from this round will be the Tatura Fire Brigade for tablets with updated maps for two vehicles, Kiwanis Club of Shepparton Sunrisers to go toward VincentCare, Shepparton Respite House and Juvenile Diabetes programs, the Ulysses Club to go toward FamilyCare, One and All to be used for their inclusion project and Give Me Five for Kids to be used to purchase new equipment for GV Health’s Children’s Ward.