Friends of Old Bega Hospital Activities
The VEGEMITE® cooking competition is on in summer.
The Raise the Roof Spring Fair is held annually, in spring - generally last Sunday in October. The festivities attract several hundred visitors. Poster. We missed out on the 2020 and 2021 Spring Fairs because of Covid, but are back on for 2022 on 30 October. It's your chance to come to the precinct and experience whatever the Events Committee can cobble together. Minimally, food and refreshments, a chocolate wheel raffle, a cake stall, a Vegemite cooking (sweet and savoury sections) competition, music, kids activities, the Kalaru Dancing Dogs.
The Friends hold an annual trivia night in winter. The 2022 Trivia Night will be on Saturday 6 August at the Bega Golf Club, Tarraganda. The quizz questions will be drawn from Rhonda Jones' huge collection and will cover a wide range of topics. The effervescing Tinkerbelle will also be ensuring all Trivia Teams play fairly and accept the final result with good grace. A silent cake auction will be a feature of the evening. So start organising your table mates (8 to a table). More details will be provided closer to the night.
Raffles are run from time to time. The Friends of the Old Bega Hospital Autumn Raffle was drawn on 15 June 2022. Winners were:
- First Prize ($500 Mitre10 voucher) - L B
- Second Prize - R W
- Third Prize - L F
- Fourth Prize - R P
- Fifth Prize - U T
Winners have been notified directly. A big thank you to everyone who bought tickets and supported the Friends, and to Mitre10 for its donation of the first prize. Proceeds will be used to fit out the main building for the community once the restoration work has been completed.
The Friends offical Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month. A less formal Events Committee meets about monthly.
AGMs are held annually (surprise!), generally in the second half of the calendar year.
A principal activity of the Friends is to raise money for repair of the Old Hospital as an indicator of strong community support for the project. The Old Bega Hospital Reserve Land Manager actively solicits grants from government and non government sources. Contributions are most welcome. Anyone who feels they may be able to make a significant contribution at some stage, either financially or by provision of materials or services, would be welcome to discuss it with either or both the Friends or the Trust. Contact Us.
The donation form includes details of the Friends bank account. As donations are not tax deductible, receipts will be issued only on request. If you do not require a receipt, donations can be made direct into the bank account without using the form - just put 'donation' into the description box when making the deposit.