Dinner helps drug unit
A DINNER to raise funds for Tweed's embattled Life Education unit attracted more than 100 people to the Victory Hotel in the tiny Tweed village of Mooball on Friday night.
Yesterday one of the organisers, Murwillumbah Lions Club spokesman Leo Kelly, revealed the dinner had raised $1412 towards the mobile unit, which visits schools from Bangalow to the Queensland border teaching students about the dangers of drugs.
The funds will go part way towards making up a remaining shortfall of $32,000 to keep the unit operating, after accounting for nearly $3000 provided by Tweed Shire Council.
Mr Kelly, who in the past has organised dinners in the Victory Hotel for charities including the Relay for Life cancer fundraiser, said he was astounded at the turnout and the success of the event.
“To be honest, I've only ever made $1000 before at these dinners,” Mr Kelly said.
“It was amazing really.
Tweed Life Education chairman Tonny Van't Riet added the dinner had also raised awareness about the program in the Tweed.