2012 CROP CARE & CROPLANDS MOREE CUP & GALA FUNDRAISING DINNER 1st & 2nd SEPTEMBER 2012
It is with great pleasure that the Moree Race Club are now able to advise the official result of the fundraising carried out for the Motor Neurone Disease NSW Association at the Crop Care and Croplands Moree Cup race meeting held on Sunday 2nd September. The weekend was extremely well supported and much of this enthusiasm was generated by the presence of Kerry O’Keefe – the well-known, past test cricketer and current cricket radio commentator. Kerry participated in a golf tournament on the Friday afternoon, was the guest speaker for the B&W Rural and Farmoz dinner on the Saturday night and also attended on race day and made presentations to various winners on course during the day.
The weekend got under way in earnest with the B&W Rural and Farmoz dinner function where over 130 guests were entertained at the track with not only a wonderful dinner, but surely what has to be one of the funniest speeches delivered in Moree. Kerry was in superb form and had all attendee’s in serious pain from laughter for most of the evening.
Following Kerry’s address the Club ran a well-supported Calcutta, which helped raise further funds for the Motor Neurone Disease cause. The Club was also the recipient of some exceptional items for an auction held on the night and the spirited support of the patrons in attendance ensured an exceptional result was achieved in raising funds from the dinner overall.
Our premier race meeting for the year was then held on Sunday 2nd September and was supported by Crop Care Australasia and Croplands and the sponsorship that these groups, and others, provided was greatly appreciated and went a long way to ensuring a successful day was guaranteed and a healthy donation could be made by the race club to the chosen cause of Motor Neurone Disease NSW. The eight race program went off without a hitch and a great afternoon of racing was enjoyed by all.
The Committee are acutely aware, events like this simply do not happen without the support of sponsors and this was most certainly the case with this event. The Moree Race Club committed to donate all funds raised from the weekend to the chosen charity and the Club now has great pleasure in announcing that a cheque for $34,686.00 has been sent to the Motor Neurone Disease NSW Association. Everyone who helped in any way can take some credit for this outstanding result, but sponsors, those who donated to this cause and those who purchased items at the auction, can feel particularly proud of their efforts and we would like to thank then all for their support for this inaugural event.
We look forward to building further on this concept in the future.
President and Committee – Moree Race Club