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Taree Craft Centre awarded community funding for April

One of the Mid North Coast’s longest running community organisations, Taree Craft Centre, has been awarded funding of $2000 after taking out the latest round of the #GreaterMidNorthCoast community funding initiative.

Taree Craft Centre is a thriving community centre run by a passionate group of volunteers who coordinate the Ray of Sunshine Quilt Project. The volunteer-led project provides patchwork quilts to the palliative care wards, as well as turbans for oncology wards for women suffering hair loss.

The funding will assist the organisation in obtaining major prize items for future fundraising initiatives and raffles, as well as looking into additional storage solutions to keep the facility growing and thriving now and into the future.

Taree Craft Centre representative Pam Eyb said everyone associated with the centre was delighted with the news after a challenging past 12 months.

“The centre is really blossoming back to life, which is just wonderful to see after all that the region has had to endure of late,” Pam said.

The cafe is thriving, the cottage facilities are being used more frequently and it’s just so great to see.

“Everything we do is for the benefit of the community and those less fortunate than ourselves, so the funding from Greater Bank will really help kick start some of our key fundraising initiatives this year.”

Pam Eyb, Taree Craft Centre 

The #GreaterMidNorthCoast $500 runners-up prizes were awarded to St John Ambulance NSW and Birpai Dolphins Boys and Girls Rugby League.

Greater Bank’s Mid North Coast Regional Sales Manager, Karl McLean, said bringing people together for the betterment of the community is exactly why the #GreaterMidNorthCoast funding initiative was started.

“When you have places that can create, celebrate and deliver meaningful initiatives for the local community year-round, they need to be continually valued and supported,” Karl said.

“The funding helps organisations like Taree Craft Centre improve, sustain or even expand operations and projects that they may not have been able to otherwise and it’s something we look froward to continuing well in to the future.”

The May round of the #GreaterMidNorthCoast program is now open with Tender Funerals Mid North Coast, Riding for the Disabled (NSW) Mid North Coast and Can Assist Manning Valley (CAMV) all competing for a share in the $3000 funding.

The public can cast their vote online at greater.com.au/greatermidnorthcoast or by visiting a Greater Bank branch. Voting closes at 5pm on Wednesday 26 May 2021.

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