A fundraising tennis tournament at Goolma was held recently in memory of a much loved club member.
The Goolma tennis club hosted the tournament called 'Soolan's last ride' where they raised funds for the Black Dog.
Soolan Clifford was a member of the local tennis club. Just a few months ago she was tragically killed in a crash.
Soolan was involved in various fundraisers and triathlons including the Black Dog and Zoo2Zoo Ride.
After speaking with Soolan's husband, the club decided to host a tennis tournament in memory of her and all of her efforts.
About 60 tennis players were involved on the day and as many spectators also came out for lunch.
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Raffles were drawn, with prizes donated by businesses across the region, including from Wellington, Gulgong, Geurie and Mudgee.
Goolma tennis club president Tony Inder said they would of been happy to raise $1000, so were ecstatic when the final total came to 2202.30.
Mr Inder praised the great working committee at the club who helped organise the fundraiser.
"Fundraising is always good when it's not a burden on anyone and you actually enjoy yourself and have a good time while you do it," he said.
"We had a good day of tennis, everyone had a bit if fun..."
As a farmer from a small, rural town, Mr Inder knows just how tough things are for people in the current climatic conditions.
"It was also an opportunity to actually get out and talk to someone else...," he added.