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NEWS BITES

LOCAL PEOPLE DOING GREAT THINGS

HOUSING PLUS WHITE TIE BALL

Justin and Richie Fleming, Pig Push organisers.

Giant pig going the whole hog for country education If you saw a giant pig on the road between Boorowa and Orange last week, rest assured you’re not seeing things. The pig is part of a charity push to raise funds and get people talking about access to further education for country school leavers. Country Education Foundation (CEF) is a national not-for-profit organisation assisting rural and regional students to pursue their higher education, training and career goals through financial grants, scholarships, mentoring and support. Event organiser, and chair of the Boorowa branch of the CEF, Justin Fleming said they

wanted to get people thinking and talking about the financial and mentor support provided by CEF. “Pushing a big, pink pig through country towns should definitely get some conversations started,” he said. “Living in rural or regional Australia shouldn’t meant that you can’t follow your dreams. And that’s what the 2017 Pig Push is all about – levelling the playing field so country kids have just as much opportunity as city kids.” Pig Push for CEF met their goal of raising $50,000 for their cause, and had a lot of fun along the way. To find out more about CEF’s lifechanging work visit www.cef.org.au

Donations are flooding in for White Tie Ball On May 5th Housing Plus will hos t a ‘White Tie Ball’, raising money to build a crisis centre for women and children escaping domestic violence in Orange and surrounding communities. A huge undertaking that can’t come quick enough. May is domestic violence awareness month and white tie is connecting with white ribbon, being the domestic violence awareness ribbon. Recently, LJ Hooker Real Estate, in conjunction with Climate King, kindly donated a Webber BBQ as one item to raffle at the Ball, along with over 50 other auction items that have been donated by individuals and

businesses within the community. Marketing and Events Coordinator of Housing Plus, Kate Noller said “We will actually be raffling this off at the White Tie Ball, it is extremely generous, we are very grateful and thank both LJ Hooker and Climate King very much for their support.” Managing director of LJ Hooker, Pat Cutcliffe added, “We have been involved with a number of charities though this is the first time with Housing Plus and the White Tie Ball.” Tickets for the ball are on sale and can be purchased via; http://oesc.com.au/shows/ or by calling 6362 2666 MC

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