Hotels across the region joined forces to raise about $100,000 for local charities at the Wagga Wagga Hotels Have Hearts event on Friday night.
Hosted by the Wagga and District Sub-Branch of the AHA NSW, the gala event at the Wagga Country Club saw more than 180 people gather to raise money for charity.
Sporting greats Darryl Brohman and Laurie Daley were special guests at the evening, with the AHA NSW represented by Director of Liquor and Policing John Green.
AHA NSW CEO John Whelan said the fundraiser showed once again that hotels really are the hearts of regional communities.
“Hotels Have Hearts is an opportunity for local pubs to come together and raise much needed funds for charities in their local communities,” Mr Whelan said.
“The amount raised is outstanding given the current cost of living pressures on the economy and all involved are to be congratulated.”
AHA NSW local delegate and event spokesperson John McRedmond of Wagga’s Union Hotel said he was pleased the event was such a success.
“It was great to see everyone come together and embrace such a worthy cause and show once again hotels really are such an important part of the Wagga community,” he said.
“I would also like to thank our trade suppliers who generously donated items for the auction and raffle, as well as hotels who bought tables, and – of course – the guests for their spirited bidding and support.”
All funds raised stay in Wagga and District – charities include Can Assist, Cancer Council, Ronal McDonald House, Wagga Hospital Children’s Ward and local families in need.
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