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Northern NSW : Celebrating 40 years Rescue December2015
The Vacy community came together in early October to raise just less than $10,000 for local charities including the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. More than 40 riders plus their turnback teams delighted crowds with some wonderful horsemanship over two rounds. Huge thanks to the dozens of local sponsors, cattle donors and dedicated families who came together to make the event possible once again. Treadley trails Chukka for the Chopper Record result for Vacy Charity Cutting Day Pedalfest is one of the great success stories for Dungog and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Not only a celebration of cycling and sociability in the beautiful Williams Valley, it has raised money and awareness of the Service for 20 years. Held on the second weekend of September, associated events this year included music, dancing and food at the nearby Bandon Grove School of Arts, Dungog Society Art Show, local markets and the ever-popular Dungog Cinema. Bicycle riders of all ages and abilities were treated to an assortment of cycling activities. The Historical Ride on Sunday morning exercised the brain as well as (gently) exercising the legs. This year’s Wirragulla Hunter Polo Challenge on 19 and 20 September continued the long tradition of polo in the district. Teams play for highly regarded trophies previously won by many noted players and ponies. The trophies reflect the long-established Wirragulla Polo Club with three generations of the Mackay family playing together with other Dungog families such as the Alisons and Hookes, who are all still involved with the event. During the event a raffle was held with various sponsors donating prizes for the catered dinner for about 250 paying guests and players in a large marquee at the ground. At the dinner, Wirragulla president Beau Blundell said the event donates about $8,000-$10,000 each year to the Rescue Helicopter and he appreciates the great work of the Service’s Dungog Support group led by Kim Campbell and Catherine Berry in assisting the running of the event. Pryde’s EasiFeed based in Gunnedah has been the club’s major sponsor for many years. Photo courtesy of Joe McInally Photography 15 Rescue Magazine CELEBRATING 40 YEARS SPECIAL EDITION
Rescue Aut 2016