Overwhelming community generosity, including an anonymous $5,000 donation at Shepparton Retirement Villages' fundraising dinner earlier this month, finds the not-for-profit organisation close to their recent fundraising campaign target according to Shepparton Retirement Villages Fundraising Manager, Victoria Glazner.
"The Shepparton community is a very generous community," Ms Glazner said.
"They are really amazing and we can't thank them enough."
The dinner dance attended by 280 guests was held to assist the campaign for the purchase of two buses for the facility, which will provide appropriate, safe and comfortable transportation for residents to community functions and events.
"It will help them stay connected within the community, which is how it should be," Ms Glanzer said.
After just 12 months of the two year appeal, the organisation has already raised $142,000 towards a target of $170,000.
"The whole night wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for the GV Hotel, a particular mention has to be given to them and to Ken Muston, as well as to The Adviser, 3SR FM and Prominent Group for helping promote the event," Ms Glanzer said.
"Their support meant we were able to have a lot of people attend, we wouldn't have raised the money that we did without them."
As printed in the Shepparton Adviser on Wednesday, July 28, 2010.