Liberty swing fundraiser needs extra push

GREAT CAUSE: Tracy Hanna with an example of a liberty swing. For more information search Dubbo Liberty Swing on Facebook. Photo: MARK RAYNER

GREAT CAUSE: Tracy Hanna with an example of a liberty swing. For more information search Dubbo Liberty Swing on Facebook. Photo: MARK RAYNER

The Dubbo community has been urged to show its support for a project that will unlock the joy of a swing for children in a wheelchair.

On Saturday, July 22 the Dubbo RSL Memorial Club will host a night of Black Tie Bingo, trivia and a charity auction, with all proceeds going towards the installation of a liberty swing and amenities block at the Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden.

Tracy Hanna said the fundraising committee had neared the $20,000 needed for the swing, and were now setting their sights on funding an adjustable change table and ceiling hoist for the amenities block.

“If a mum comes to the park with her three children, but one is in a wheelchair, often they would have to leave the park when their child needs changing,” Ms Hanna said. “They could do all that at the park with this state-of-the-art amenities block.”

She thanked the Dubbo community, as well as the Dubbo Regional Council, for their support of the project, and urged people to attend the black tie night to give the fundraiser the extra push it needed.

“We live in such an amazing, supportive community … but to continued on we need people to support the event because if we don’t have the people at the event we’re not going to reach our bigger target,” she said.

“We’ve got heaps of prizes and auction items … the RSL are doing cocktails, food and a dessert bar so it’s going to be a good night.”

Tickets are available at the Dubbo RSL Memorial Club, or search Dubbo Liberty Swing on Facebook for more information.

Club Dubbo has also come on board to host a family bowls day later in the year.

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