The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and The Canterbury League Club joined forces to present a number of cheques to groups that have needed help at half-time during Saturday’s trial against the Raiders in Port Macquarie.
After a week in which Bulldogs players had attended a Junior Clinic in Tuncurry, visited 12 schools in the Port Macquarie area, met with local coaches to talk new technique and handed out posters to over 150 locals at a club meet and greet, the main focus on Saturday was presenting much needed finance to local organisations.
Bulldogs Chief Executive Andrew Hill and Chair Lynne Anderson headed out on to the ground at Port Macquarie Stadium at half time to thank a crowd of over 5000 for their support and to hand over the following cheques :
Michael Ward – SES - $10 000.
Robert Derbyshire – Rainbow Flat Rural Fire Servicers - $10 000.
Rhonda Futterleib – Rotary Club - $10 000.
Warren Blissett – Bobin School - $2,500.
In addition a further $17 500 will be distributed to other charities in the coming months.
That will see a final contribution of $50 000 to an area that has recently experienced some tough times.