Liberty swing funding finished

All done: Tracy Hanna has led a fundraising effort for a liberty swing.

All done: Tracy Hanna has led a fundraising effort for a liberty swing.

The Dubbo Liberty Swing committee has decided to cancel an upcoming fundraising event because it has reached its goal.

Liberty Swing committee president Tracy Hanna said the Family Bowls Day that was due to take place on August 27 had been axed because with almost $27,500 raised, they didn’t want to be greedy and there were other fundraising causes that needed assistance.

Ms Hanna said two reasons had led her to cancel the bowls day at Club Dubbo.

“One reason we decided to cancel is the event is on the same day as the amazing Dubbo Stampede and the other is, to be honest, I feel as though we’ve reached our target and then some,” Ms Hanna said. “I feel like we’ve had so much support with this I don’t feel right to continue on, there are people who it more than us right now.”

The success of Ms Hanna’s project means a liberty swing, a swing used by people in a wheelchair, outside the Dubbo Regional Botanic Gardens and disabled toilet facilities can be built.

Ms Hanna said the last of the items people had donated to them would be put up for auction online and the total amount raised would be presented to council.

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