Friends of Old Bega Hospital Raise the Roof Spring Fair

The 2024 Raise the Roof Spring Fair will be on the last Sunday in October, Sunday 27 October 2024, from 10am to 2pm, at the Old Bega Hospital.

Everyone is invited to come out to the OBH to see the renovated new building. It is well worth a look, reflecting the original architecture and community effort in Bega's first hospital, and more recent great work by architects Sibling Architecture and Design5 Architects, and builders Leser Build and their team of tradies, to restore the main building from the ruins of the 2004 fire.

The Friends' Events Committee is already working hard to make the 2024 Spring Fair the biggest yet. If you'd like to have a stall, bring your foodie van, demonstrate your wares or promote your good works, contact us. We are always looking for volunteers - to help in advance with the organising, and on the day to help with traffic management, selling raffle tickets, and general setting up and pulling down: contact us for that too.

A big thank you to all the businesses of Bega and Tathra which donated prizes and made other financial contributions to the Raise the Roof Spring Fair and raffles in 2023, and to everyone who bought tickets. Your generosity will help to provide equipment and furnishings for the community spaces created once restoration is completed. Community caring for community!

Bendigo Bank, Bega

Barbeques Galore, Bega

Bega Furniture One

Sandbar Bistro,Tathra Beach Bowling Club

Big W Bega

Bega Cheese, Bega Group

Cignal Newsagency

Croc’s Little Bottlo,Tathra

Inkwell Art, Bega

Frillneck Lizard Framing, Bega

Tathra Post Office

Inspirations Paint, Bega

Coast Hire, Bega

Plevey’s Pharmacy, Bega

Studio 157, Bega

Carpet Court, Bega

No 1 Happy Emporium, Bega

Tathra Newsagency

Tarra Motors

Red Cafe, Bega

Tuff-As Workwear, Bega

Georgies Fine Jewellery, Bega

PeaNut Eatery, Bega.

Bendy Kates, Tathra

Club Bega

Candelo Books

Wattle and Hide, Bega

Mimosa Meats, Tathra

Raymond Groceries, Bega

Coles, Bega

Billy and Bloom Coffee

Fox Den

Tiny Zoo


Bega Valley Beekeepers

Tathra Beach Country Club

The number of volunteers who put up their hand to ensure the success of Raise the Roof is indicative of the important place OBH holds in the hearts of our community. These volunteers all give freely of their time to ensure OBH is restored to provide the community and cultural spaces lost in 2004. These volunteers include:

Friends Committee, their friends and families

Friends Events Committee

Jamie Forbes, Eric Rijnberg and Candy McVeity, musicians

Brett Rogers with his Dog Jumping Competition

Margaret Evans and her Dancing Dogs

Bega Lions

Bega Band

Bega CWA

Bega Valley Bridge Club showcasing the game of Bridge

Bega Valley Textiles

Bega Valley Potters


Bega Men's Shed

Bega Valley Beekeepers

Eagle Rock leadlighters

Far South Coast Landcare

Leser Build

Russell Fitzpatrick

Helen Slater and her Hillgrove House sandwich making crew

community cooks providing cakes etc for sale

Others helped too, including stallholders:

Marcus Mundy, Acknowledgement of Country

Jamie Forbes, MC

Zamboni the Magician

Tiny Zoo

BHS Cambodia


Billy & Bloom

Leah's Pottery

Gloria's Jams & Pickles


Leonie Mckinnon

Jezza's Landscapes

Renewed Spirit

MGWC Design

Rivet and Del

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