Rural community's annual breakfast a fundraiser
The small rural community of Numurkah in Central north Victoria is punching well above its weight when it comes to fundraising, with an annual breakfast organised by the local Numurkah Rotary Club raising thousands of dollars each year for charity. Last year the breakfast speaker was Turia Pitt, with funds going to the charity she supports - Interplast. This year it was Sam Bailey (pictured above with Rotarians) and funds raised went towards Sam's charity Helifirst. The club raised $7000 from the breakfast, then added an extra $2000 to donate a total of $9000 to Sam's charity - which is funding his dream to become the first quadriplegic in the world to fly a helicopter, then fly into schools to inspire children to fulfill their own dreams. Sam also visited schools in the area during his visit. See those photos on the School Visits page. Sam said he really appreciated the support of the Numurkah Rotary Club and local community. "I want to say a huge thank you to the people of Numurkah for their support, especially in light of the fact the area is suffering from the effects of low milk prices and they are facing their own challenges. Hopefully my talk helped a bit. Their funds will certainly help with the Helifirst project."