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By December 7, 2016 No Comments

New Livestock Exchange Brings Yield for Yass

The recent opening sale at the all-new South Eastern Livestock Exchange (SELX) has given the local CEF in Yass Valley a $29,500 boost via the charity pen at the auction.

Chair of Yass Valley committee Nic Carmody welcomed the support from SELX and said it was a very generous donation that will have great impact on a lot of young people and their families from the region.

“The generous donation from SELX will be put to very good use helping students from the Yass Valley achieve their education and training goals.”

Online Raffle Connects NT with Donations

Our local CEF in the Northern Territory ran a unique online fundraising raffle to attract donations from across their territory to support young people from the NT get on their way to further education.

Chair of Central Australia committee Allanah Jansons said the idea to try something new aimed to tap into the ability of online promotions in helping to spread the word across bigger distances. “For a first go we’re happy with how the fundraising initiative went. We’ve raised over $12,000.”

 

Annual Yum Cha Lunch a Hit 

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Locals in the Narrabri region tucked into some tasty yum cha, listened to some great tunes and heard about the fantastic work the local CEF does there.

Narrabri’s Rhys Gard received financial and mentoring support in 2011 and was a speaker at the lunch. After studying film at UNSW Rhys worked in marketing before deciding to head back to the bush to run two restaurants. He has also volunteered on the local CEF in Narrabri to help out with marketing and promotions.

“The local CEF here helped me with accommodation and financial support and a lot of additional support when I was studying. CEF is a great organisation that puts students from isolated areas in touch with opportunities that are really beneficial to their futures.”

 

Coonamble Art Exhibition and Auction a Spectacular Success

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Artists from the Coonamble district and even as far afield as Bourke, Mungindi, the Southern Highlands, Sydney and Tamworth, came together recently to exhibit their work and raise more than $25,000 for the local CEF.

The event provided the perfect backdrop for guests to hear from previous grant recipients to find out more about how the local CEF in Coonamble is helping young people from the area on their way to bright futures.